University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF3659
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Nigeria
Height: 37.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number23359 - Field No SF


Wooden figure originally painted white and red brown. For face with lateral crests (here interrupted by triangular ears) The face is shaped rectangular with prominent mouth region, bared teeth (the transverse ridge between the teeth here reduced to a more realistic tongue). Has a disproportiionately high narrow forehead bisected by a vertical ridge which becomes the nose. The forearms are almost covered with heavy bracelets. The feet are excessively large. Across the top of the chest is carved in relief a transverse bar (?amulet). Between this and the navel runs a triple ridge (cicatrization). The legs are short, stout, with pointed knees. On head, a wide brimmed hat.

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