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Figure of a Devotee of Shango Holding an Oshe Shango

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yoruba
MEDIUM Wood, pigment
  • Place Made: Nigeria
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 15 x 4 15/16 x 5 3/4 in. (38.1 x 12.5 x 14.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1518
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Yoruba. Figure of a Devotee of Shango Holding an Oshe Shango, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 15 x 4 15/16 x 5 3/4 in. (38.1 x 12.5 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1518. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1518_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Female figure with helmet like coiffure, painted with spots. Large, bulging eyes, and cheek scarification marks. figure wears a striped skirt, and is set on a flat oval base. No legs. Condition: Worn with abrasions and flaking. has been repaired. Checks from top of head through base.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (71%)
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    Figure of a Devotee of Shango Holding an Oshe Shango