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Sitting figure representing a person waiting for yam to cook down (bigger than the pot). Figure is sitting on a cylindrical object tapering upward. The knees are bent so that the legs are angled frontward and outward with the yam in between the feet. The elbows are bent so that the arms are resting just above the knees. Clothes are of a lighter wood colour than the body. On a wood base.
Anklet made of metal formed into a c shape and made to have the appearance of three wide rings with narrow rings between. The narrow rings have geometric designs and two of the adjacent wider rings are covered in cross-hatching. The remaining wider ring is ornamented with a slightly raised undulating design. At each end is a row of bosses, each with an indented line through the top.
Light brown handle with geometric bands. There are two carved faces with iron eyes on each side of the two lobed paddle. A wood loop is at the bottom.
Red-brown hollow piece that has a rounded bottom. Five incised horizontal parallel lines arond the upper sides. Ten knobs are around the rim with an upright spout-like feature in between at one end and a modelled loop handle in between at the other end. Handle has a horizontal pointed knob on top that has ten incised vertical lines around the middle.
Large indigo patterned adire cloth. Indigo dyed cloth with startch resist designs covering front. There is a circular central design with 2 figures (kings?) with numerous concentric arc designs below. Along the bottom edge are five repeating dove motifs with grids of dots in between; above are two lines of letters and symbols. The rest of the cloth has a mix of designs of lions, animals, leaves, dots, and sun designs(?). The bottom is the selvedge; the top has a narrow finished seam; the sides have wide finished seams. The back is plain indigo.
Crown completely covered in yellow beads, with long strands hanging from bottom edge (part a). Crown is conical in shape with a circular pedestal on top. Bird figure sits on top centre of it and is detachable (part b). Body of crown covered in two rows of protruding bird figures. All have large white eyes, tips of tails painted white. On front and back, along bottom edge, are faces with oval-shaped eyes, long noses, and open oval-shaped mouths. All facial features extend outward. Crown has a padded interior, covered with white painted paper mache.
Crown completely covered in white and black beads, with long strands hanging from bottom edge (part a). Crown is conical in shape with a circular pedestal on top. Bird figure sits on top centre of it and is detachable (part b). Body of crown decorated with wide black and white stripes, pedestal decorated with identical thinner stripes. Overtop stripes on main body, there are two rows of protruding bird figures. All birds are white, wings decorated with black stripes. On front and back of crown are black beaded faces, with oval-shaped eyes, long noses and circular open mouths. Features of faces are done in white and extend outward. Crown has a padded interior, covered with unbleached cotton.
Standing wood figure (ibeji), with headdress and damaged feet. Nude male stands straight with arms at sides, connected to waist. Flat stomach, with stylized lizard incised across it, under small rounded breasts. Has pronounced buttocks and defined back muscles. Band of concentric diamonds done in relief across upper chest. Wearing bracelet, decorated with diagonal lines, on left wrist. Lines carved along edges of hands, imitating fingers. Figure has a wide nose, smiling mouth, and intersecting lines carved on each cheek. Eyes have holes drilled into their centres. Ears carved in relief and rest flat against head. Horizontal lines across entire top of head, imitating hair. Tall thin headdress forms an arch, spanning from forehead to nape of neck. Decorated with vertical lines along entire length. Hole drilled into remaining base.
Standing wood figure (ibeji), with headdress, on square base. Nude female stands straight with arms at sides, connected to waist. Flat stomach, with grid of raised squares, below pointed breasts. Has pronounced belly button, buttocks, and genitalia. Lines carved along edges of hands and feet, imitating fingers and toes. Figure has a wide nose, smiling mouth, and intersecting lines carved on each cheek. Eyes have holes drilled into their centres. Ears carved in relief and rest flat against head. Horizontal lines across entire top of head, imitating hair. Tall thin headdress forms an arch, spanning from forehead to nape of neck. Decorated with vertical lines along entire length. Feet rest on circular pedestal, drilled into square base.
Standing wood shrine figure. Body is rectangular in shape and has geometric and linear motifs incised on the front and sides. Hide collar, coloured black, wrapped around neck. Figure has a wide nose, pronounced brow and lips, and angular eyes. Has a ponytail that protrudes sharply from the back of the head. The end of ponytail connects to the figure's back. Lines incised on portions of hair overtop of head, hanging portion of ponytail is thin and smooth. There is a small gap between the ponytail and the back of the figure’s neck. Extending from all sides of the hide collar are strands of cowrie shells. Long strings of black, red and white glass beads are tied around the ponytail with light brown thread. Two copper coins and one small brass(?) bell are attached to the bead strings, hanging down the back of the figure. Plain brown tie, with knotted ends, is strung between the ponytail and the neck of the figure.