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mother with children figure
  • Oyo peoples
  • mother with children figure, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Central Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, paint, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 54 x 21 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 21 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3220
Label Text

The figure of a woman is seated on a small stool. She is nursing one baby on her lap, and has a second child strapped on her back. The woman's hairstyle has multiple braids going into a knot at the top of her head. Her skin is red, her eyes are white and she has three vertical scars on each cheek. She is wearing a black and silver rectangular object on a strap around her neck. Her skirt is an irregular pattern of red, yellow, blue and white. Both children have yellow skin.