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Altar figure for an Òrìṣà

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yorùbá artist
MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Nigeria
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 23 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 7 in. (59.7 x 21.6 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION 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)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1517_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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