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ID number:  BIRRC-D0030(1)
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Male figure
Object type:  Sculpture
Place made:  W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Wood, partially stained in black, white and indigo.
Measurements:  120 cm
BIRRC-D0030(1).jpg

Male figure with detachable arms (60 cm each), wearing a tunic and carrying a bag, decorated withan interlacing knot motif. Found partially buried near Gbougan, 1957. Possibly a hunter's shrine figure. Pieces ahve been cut from the figure, by women in order to make 'medicine', as is commonly done from drums in (e.g.) Ogboni houses in Ijebu. The figure is genuine but by a poor carver.

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