Arts of Africa
late 19th-early 20th century
male figure: 2 11/16 × 1 in. (6.8 × 2.5 cm)
female figure: 2 9/16 × 1 in. (6.5 × 2.5 cm) (show scale)
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Edo. Figure, late 19th-early 20th century. Copper alloy, male figure: 2 11/16 × 1 in. (6.8 × 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milton Gross, 70.152.9a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.70.152.9a_front.jpg)
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The seated male wears an elaborate coiffure with a braid extending down its back. A shield is slung over his left arm and in his right he holds an ax. The seated female, also elaborately coiffed, holds a vessel in her hands. Attached to or leaning against her back is an elliptical spiral form which is deposited on top of a circular braided form.
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