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Figure of a Standing Male

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yoruba
MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Africa
  • 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
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1517
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Yoruba. Figure of a Standing Male, 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
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1517_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (71%)
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