Yorùbá. <em>Kneeling Female Figure</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 8 1/2 x 2 x 2 1/2 in. (21.6 x 5.1 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gerofsky in honor of Ruth Lippman, 1992.70. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1992.70_threequarter_PS2.jpg)

Kneeling Female Figure

Artist:YorùbáAreogun of Osi

Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 2 x 2 1/2 in. (21.6 x 5.1 x 6.4 cm)


Accession Number: 1992.70

Image: 1992.70_threequarter_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Kneeling female figure on small rectangular base. Figure wears prominent neck collar, series of bracelets covering forearms, earrings, and double strand of beads around waist. Elaborate oval coiffure with raised saggittal ridge. Exaggerated delineation of facial features--especially large "C" shaped ears. Series of three incised vertical scarification marks on each cheek. Breasts extend forward and curve outward, form echoed on smaller scale by raised naval. Hands and feet square in shape. Polished surface. Color: brown. CONDITION: Good.

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