Altar figure for an Òrìṣà
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
23 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 7 in. (59.7 x 21.6 x 17.8 cm) (show scale)
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Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Yorùbá artist. Altar figure for an Òrìṣà, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment
, 23 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 7 in. (59.7 x 21.6 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1517. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1517_front_PS5.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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Standing wood male figure, polychromed. Pinkish jacket, blue skirt over yellow short pants. Markings on cheeks and over brow. Hands may have once held regalia. Yoruba badge necklace around neck of figure.
Condition: hand missing, paint peeling, cracked.
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