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male figure with a bow
  • Bini peoples
  • male figure with a bow, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • brass
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 38.5 x 11 x 11 cm width to end of arrow;depth is back of head to bow
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 1/8 x 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 in width to end of arrow;depth is back of head to bow
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1270
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Description

The figure of a man is holding a loaded bow in front of him. He wears a headdress decorated with chevrons with a small knob on top. His necklace has vertically oriented spikes. He is wearing a pouch slung over his chest, and a skirt decorated with stripes of zigzags, dots, chevrons, and oblique lines.