Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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edan figures
  • Yoruba peoples
  • edan figures, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • brass, iron?
  • Object Length: 37 cm
    Object Length: 14 9/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3402
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Description

The two brass figures are joined at the head by a length of chain. Each figure has a spike in the bottom. One figure is a female, hands resting on her breasts, and her knees bent before her. The other figure is a male, knees also bent, holding a necklace with a large pendant with the left hand and a sword, resting on his shoulder, in his right hand.