Wood, glass, beads, coral, string, laundry bluing
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.