Bamana. <em>Figure of a Standing Female (Nyeleni)</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, metal, shells, 20 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 7in. (52.7 x 16.5 x 17.8cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1094. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1094.jpg)

Figure of a Standing Female (Nyeleni)


Medium: Wood, metal, shells

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 20 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 7in. (52.7 x 16.5 x 17.8cm)


Accession Number: 22.1094

Image: 22.1094.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Standing female figure; free carved arms and legs. Hair is crest-shape. Attached to the outer edge of each ear is one of a pair of metal loop earrings. Necklace is in the shape of a chain. Eyes, with white bead irises and black pupils, are close together. Breasts are cone-shaped projections. Object is in good condition.

Brooklyn Museum