Figure Item Number: 3055/3 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Standing wood figure (ibeji) of a male; arms curve to connect with thighs. Long fingers with nails are carved on each hand. Slightly protruding stomach and chest are smooth without any decoration, as is back. Phallus protrudes from mid-section. Angular foot is carved with horizontal lines. Face is highly stylized with open mouth showing square teeth, 3 vertical lines on each cheek, angular nose, long ears flattened against head, and open eyes with metals studs for pupils. Figure is wearing a necklace strung with mostly blue, white and red beads. Central beads are white and yellow and black and yellow. Headdress tapered to thin point above head and is carved with diagonal lines and triangles. Rounded triangle drops over forehead.