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Figurine

Object Number:84-18-2A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Owo
Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Head
Height: 9.5
Outside Diameter:4.5
Credit Line:Gift of Charles C. G. Chaplin, 1984

Description

Carved ivory head with conical hairdo and several neckrings. "Divination piece". Large bulging eyes with black insets. On a rounded base with carved herringbone and blunt triangular decoration. Traditional style. In a fitted box of red-orange fabric with one carved ivory festener.

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