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ID number:  BIRRC-D0178
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Ona, Thomas (c. 1900-1960)
Title / Object name:  Figure of a boy
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Ijebu Ode, nr Lagos, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Wood
Measurements:  19 cm
BIRRC-D0178.jpg

Boy wears a white servant's uniform. Carved from light wood, stained and painted in black and white. (Probably held a tray originally.) Carved for Europeans. Purchased in Lagos from the carver Thomas Ona of Ijebu Ode in the late 1930s.

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