X70.665 Female Figure

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Female Figure
Nigeria
Yoruba peoples
Wood, glass, beads, coral, string, laundry bluing
before 1960
H: 37.5 cm, W: 37.5, D: 11.4 cm (H: 14.7 in, W: 14.7 in, D: 4.4 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of the Ralph B. Lloyd Foundation. X70.665

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Drewal, H., Mason, J. (1998). “Beads, Body, and Soul ‚Äì Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 80

This fine sculpture from Abeokuta depicts a seated mother wearing bebe or lagidigaba beads about her waist.

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