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seated man with gun
  • unknown Yoruba maker
  • seated man with gun, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 76 x 24 x 29 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 29 7/8 x 9 7/16 x 11 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2736

The man is seated on a cylindrical stool. He is wearing a hat and tunic painted to look like leapard skin with black shorts with dark yellow dots. He holds a large, black rifle-like gun with both hands. He is wearing a choker, a rope-like necklace with a pendant, upper arm bands and bracelets.