African Project: Yoruba

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Catalog # Name Description
1 1969.37.2 Textile Rectangular textile with white warp with white weft with intermittent red & black warp thread. 9" bands sewn together. 1969.37.2 (Textile) image
2 1978.46.0007 Carving Yoruba idol, wooden carving of human figure, enlarged facial features, large headdress, beads wrapped around waist, dark brown colored wood, two round metal pieces in eyes, narrow neck, long arms, mounted on own base. 1978.46.0007 (Carving) image
3 1978.46.0008 Carving Yoruba twin idol, wooden carving of human figure, enlarged facial features, large carved headdress, dark brown colored wood, narrow neck, eyes and headdress have been colored with blue chalk, mounted on own wood base. 1978.46.0008 (Carving) image
4 1995.31.0010 Hat Half-circle pattern near bottom of the cap - notching pattern located approximately 1" above. Gold stripes run the length of the hat. The top has a pod-shaped design located in the middle, surrounded by a zigzag design of light brown thread. 1995.31.0010 (Hat) image
5 2015-3-1A Doll, Ibeji Two wooden standing male figures on round bases. Hands are resting on their sides with legs apart. Short strong neck, classic Yoruba vertical and horizontal scarification marks on their cheeks. Both wearing caps and both figures are in good condition and date to the mid to late 20th Century. 2015-3-1A (Doll, Ibeji ) image
6 2015-3-1B Doll, Ibeji Two wooden standing male figures on round bases. Hands are resting on their sides with legs apart. Short strong neck, classic Yoruba vertical and horizontal scarification marks on their cheeks. Both weaking caps and both figures are in good condition and date to the mid to late 20th Century. 2015-3-1B (Doll, Ibeji) image
7 2015-3-2A Dolls, Ibeji Two wooden standing male figures on round bases. Hands are resting on their hips with legs apart. The legs are rather short and arms elongated. Classic Yoruba vertical and horizontal scarification marks appear on both dolls with one face totally washed away from use. Glass beads appear around their neck and ankles. The complex coiffure is colored with blue indigo. Both figures are in good condidtion with erosion to one coiffure and split behind right shoulder of the other. Both figures date to the mid to late 20th century. 2015-3-2A (Dolls, Ibeji) image
8 2015-3-2B Dolls, Ibeji Two wooden standing male figures on round bases. Hands are resting on their hips with legs apart. The legs are rather short and arms elongated. Classic Yoruba vertical and horizontal scarification marks appear on both dolls with one face totally washed away from use. Glass beads appear around their neck and ankles. The complex coiffure is colored with blue indigo. Both figures are in good condition with erosion to one coiffure and split behind right shoulder of the other. Both figures date to the mid to late 20th century. 2015-3-2B (Dolls, Ibeji) image