X70.665 Female Figure

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Female Figure
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


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.