University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:84-18-1A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Owo
Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Man
Animal
Credit Line:Gift of Charles C. G. Chaplin, 1984

Description

Carved ivory figurine of a man riding an animal. Man has short tight hairdo and four neckrings. Both man and animal have large bulging eyes with black insets. Three small holes at the edge of man's hairline. On a rounded base with carved interlace decoration around edge. Traditional style. In a fitted box of red-orange fabric with two carved ivory fasteners.


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