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ID number:  BIRRC-D0169
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Akeredolu, Justus D.
Title / Object name:  Carving of two figures
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Owo or Lagos, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Date made:  c. 1938
Materials:  Light coloured wood
Measurements:  52 cm
BIRRC-D0169.jpg

One figure wears a conical cap and is seated on the other's shoulders. The base in the shape of a handle suggests a sango or Esu staff, but the carving is non traditional and made for sale. Made either in Owo, Ondo province, or in Lagos.

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