University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:84-18-3A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Owo
Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Head
Credit Line:Gift of Charles C. G. Chaplin, 1984

Description

Carved ivory head with short tight hairdo and beard. Neckrings with barrel shaped attachments front and back. Bulging eyes with black insets. Chess piece (?) On rounded base with carved zig-zag decoration on edge. Traditional style.


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