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Burde-Monroe Collection
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22. Stone Head, with coloration. Yoruba.

The function of this altar figure is unknown. It was reported collected north of Owo in 1947.

 
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23. Headdress­, wood, fiber, pigments. Ijo or Idoma

This is a miniature headdress, possibly used in child's play for the masquerade of the village.

 
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24. Altar figure, ­wood, red and blue pigments. Yoruba

This mother and child figure embodies the characteristic concept of Yoruba bcauty.

The slender expression of quietness and gravity is accentuated by the elaborately carved hair of the mother and the subtle outline of the child on her back.

Symbolizing human continuity, the motif of the mother and child is found widely in sub-Saharan African sculpture.

 
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25. Edan Figure on an ironsmith poker. Yoruba

Ritual implement represents the God of Earth Ogbani/Onile in seated posture. Detailed casting suggests the work of a master craftsman.

Note the broken head exposing the clay core on which the wax figure was fashioned in prepation of the casting.

 
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26.Edan Figure on an iron knife. Yoruba

Ritual implement represents the God of Earth Ogbani/Onile in seated posture. Detailed casting suggests the work of a master craftsman.

 
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