Yorùbá artist. <em>Altar figure for an Òrìṣà</em>, 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)

Altar figure for an Òrìṣà


Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

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)


Accession Number: 22.1517

Image: CUR.22.1517_front_PS5.jpg,

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.

Brooklyn Museum