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FigureAf333
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Standing wood female figure (ibeji). Elaborate headdress. All facial features, breasts, and ears are enlarged. Ears are pierced. Three vertical scarification marks on cheeks, and chin, and four horizontal ones on the cheeks. Arms are extended with hands touching thighs. A black glass bead bracelet hangs from the figure's left wrist. Backbone is indicated by deep incised line in centre of back. Has short legs and large feet. Stands on a plain circular pedestal. Grooves on figure are filled with red earth and in hair are traces of indigo.

Culture
Yoruba: Oyo
Material
wood, glass, fibre, indigo pigment and camwood pigment
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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FigureAf497
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Standing wood female figure (ibeji) on oval base. Figure has a long trunk and arms on short stocky legs. Arms are at the sides. Has protruding stomach, breasts, and buttocks. Large head with facial features in relief of large protruding eyes having incised eyelids and eight incised notches on each cheek with three at the forehead. Tall pointed four-sided headdress with knob at top is patterned with incised lines. Recesses filled with indigo dye. Large pierced ears placed far back on the head. Earring of strung horn beads and one jasper. Arm on the right has brass bracelet with spiral incising. Two strings of dark horn beads at waist. Necklace of elongated blue beads with one red jasper bead. Incising at back of head, spine, and stomach. Carved wood piece with dark brown patina and red camwood in areas.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
wood, jasper mineral, stone, horn, brass metal, cotton fibre, indigo pigment and camwood pigment
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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FigureAf496
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Standing wood figure (ibeji) on oval base. Male figure with long neck; trunk and arms are on short, stocky legs with long feet. Arms at the sides. Has genitalia, protruding stomach, nipples, and buttocks. Blue lapis lazuli(?) beads on cotton string around neck. Carved facial features in relief of large closed ovoid eyes and eight incised notches on each cheek. Wearingpointed headdress with crest front to back and patterning of incised lines. Carved wood piece with dark brown patina.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
wood, lapis lazuli mineral ? and cotton fibre
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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FigureAf498
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Standing wood male figure (ibeji) on round base. Figure has a long trunk and arms on short stocky legs. Arms are at the sides. Has protruding stomach, nipples, buttocks, and genitalia. Large head with facial features in relief of large protruding eyes having incised eyelids. Arranged on each cheek, there are seven incised notches with three at the forehead. Large pierced ears placed far back on head. Earring of strung white shell(?) beads and one jasper disc. Tall pointed four-sided headdress with knob at top is patterned with incised lines, of which the recesses are filled with indigo. Arm on the right has plain silver bracelet. Two strings of dark horn beads at waist. Necklace of blue glass(?). Incising at back of head, spine, and stomach. Carved wood piece with dark brown patina and red camwood paste in areas.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
wood, horn, glass ?, silver metal, cotton fibre, jasper mineral, indigo pigment and camwood pigment
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Decorated GourdK2.5
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Semi-rounded, brown piece carved with a bird figure in the centre while the top and the bottom have a lizard. There are also geometric figures, borders, and panels.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
calabash fruit
Made in
Ilorin, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingK2.119
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Standing figure representing a person resting on a staff. The figure is leaning forward slightly. Figure's left arm is resting at its side while figure's right arm is holding the staff in front. Clothes are of a slightly lighter wood colour than the body. On a wood base.

Culture
Yoruba ?
Material
wood, adhesive and thorn
Made in
Viame, Ghana
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingK2.118
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Standing figure representing a person selling gurrie at market. The figure's left arm is resting at its side while the figure's right elbow is bending so that its arm is out above in front. There is a basket of gurrie on the ground in front of the figure. Clothes are of a lighter wood colour than the body. On a wood base.

Culture
Yoruba ?
Material
wood, adhesive and thorn
Made in
Viame, Ghana
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingK2.117
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Standing figure representing a woman with basket on her head going to market to sell. Her left arm is resting at her side as her right arm is bending upward to hold the basket. Her basket is a two piece with the lower portion of dark brown and the upper portion rounded and of a lighter wood colour. Clothes are of a lighter wood colour than the body. On a wood base.

Culture
Yoruba ?
Material
wood, adhesive and thorn
Made in
Viame, Ghana
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingK2.115
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Sitting figure representing a person making rope. Figure is sitting on a cylindrical object tapering upward. The knees are bent so that the legs are angled frontward and outward. The arms are extended upward as they make rope. There is a bowl in the figure's lap. There is a pot to behind the figure to the figure's right. Clothes are of a lighter wood colour than the body.

Culture
Yoruba ?
Material
wood, fibre ?, adhesive and thorn
Made in
Viame, Ghana
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingK2.114
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Sitting figure representing a person, possibly grating a root. Figure is sitting on a cylindrical object tapering upward. The knees are bent so that the legs are angled frontward and outward with the root in between the feet. The hands are extended outward before the figure as they hold a stick on the root in front. Clothes are of a lighter wood colour than the body. On a wood base.

Culture
Yoruba ?
Material
wood, adhesive and thorn
Made in
Viame, Ghana
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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