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thorn carving of a figure with a pot on her head
  • Yoruba peoples
  • thorn carving of a figure with a pot on her head, 1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.5 x 3.5 x 4 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 15/16 x 1 3/8 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0164

Small, carved wooden figure assembled from several parts in light and dark brown colored wood. The carving depicts a figure who is standing with the right foot and right arm slightly forward as though in a walking motion. The figure wears a light brown tunic with short sleeves. On top of the figure's head there is a small pot ring carved from light brown wood and above that is a dark brown pot that has a wide body, short neck and flared opening. The figure stands on a small, rectangular base carved from light brown wood.