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ID number:  BIRRC-D0492
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Fakeye, Lamidi Olonade (1928 - 2009)
Title / Object name:  Carved Male Wooden Figure
Object type:  Sculpture
Culture:  Yoruba
Collector:  Elnora Ferguson
Measurements:  49 x 19 cm

Large carved male wooden figure, standing holding what appears to be two staffs, dressed in ornate regalia.

This piece was part of a larger bequest of items from the estate of Elnora Ferguson. Mrs Ferguson and her husband worked in Southern Nigeria during the 1960s and 1970s and collected various items, including sculpture and painting. These items were all bequeathed to what was the Centre for West African Studies (now Department of African Studies and Anthropology).

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