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kneeling figure with bowl
  • Oyo peoples
  • kneeling figure with bowl, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Central Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, indigo?, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41 x 14 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2889

The kneeling female figure is holding a bowl in front of her. She has a blade-like hairstyle with blue pigment rubbed over it, three vertical scars on each cheek, and she wears a wide, platter-like necklace. It is made of dark brown wood.