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man holding an accordion or concertina
  • Yoruba peoples
  • man holding an accordion or concertina, late 1800s–1982
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 91 x 32 x 26 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 13/16 x 12 5/8 x 10 1/4 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0944
Label Text

The figure of a man is standing and holding an object, identified as an accordion or concertina, between both hands in front of his abdomen. He wears 19th century European style clothing, including: a pith helmet-style hat, a bowtie, a mid-thigh coat, short pants, and plain boots. He is painted in a variety of browns from tan boots to a dark brown coat.