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kneeling figure
  • Yoruba peoples
  • kneeling figure, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 12 x 14 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 3/16 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2890
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Description

The kneeling female figure has an elaborate divided hairdo, rubbed with red pigment. She is holding her breasts, and her fingers are red. She appears unclothed, but there is a black stain from the waist up.