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Statuette

Native NameIbeji
Object Number:90-10-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Yoruba
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Glass
Coconut Shell
Pigment
Metal
Clay
Technique:Carved
Painted
Iconography:Man
Credit Line:Gift of Miss Sara Keith, 1990

Description

Carved wooden male standing nude arms at side and feet apart. Wearing tall headdress/hairdo and a necklace of small black coconut beads and double belt of small black coconut shell and blue/red trade beads. Tatoos on cheeks and lower abdomen. Nail in proper left eye. Traces of blue paint on headdress. Red clay on circular base

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