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ID number:  BIRRC-D0027
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Figure of Mother and Child
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  Oyo, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Wood and cowrie shells
Measurements:  54 cm
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This is a shrine figure - possibly for Obatala, god of creativity decorated with strings of cowrie shells around the neck, wrists and as ears. The facial masks are those of the Alafin of Oyo's family.

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