Seated Female Statue; African, Yoruba peoples, Nigeria; 7089

From

The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College

Name/Title

Seated Female Statue

About this object

Female figures such as this, represent fertility and are used at the annual Aya ceremony. Women dance around these figures or bear them aloft. They make offerings to them of food and money.

Maker

African, Yoruba peoples, Nigeria

Medium and Materials

Wood

Place Made

Nigeria

Measurements

22 x 10 1/2 inches

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Noah Chivian

Object Type

woodwork

Object number

7089

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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