Possibly Maku, master carver of Erin (died 1915). <em>Kneeling Female Figure (Arugba)</em>, early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 22 x 7 x 8 in. (55.9 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert A. Mandelbaum, 82.103a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 82.103a-b_PS2.jpg)

Kneeling Female Figure (Arugba)

Artist:Maku, master carver of ErinToiboYorùbá

Medium: Wood, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:early 20th century

Dimensions: 22 x 7 x 8 in. (55.9 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm)



Accession Number: 82.103a-b

Image: 82.103a-b_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Kneeling woman figure, holding kola nut bowl, in light colored wood, with coiffure in blue pigment. Necklace with triangular shaped pendant suspended on front and back. Five bracelets on each arm, and a hip girdle. Elongated figure, with hips resting on feet, entire figure on oval base with cross hatch pattern. Sleek and well balanced. Five tiered semi-circles make up coiffure. Face has scarification patterns, eyes also emphasized with geometric patterning. CONDITION: Very good. Crack at base, check up the back and on right side of figure. Lid of calabash bowl (removable) was repaired.

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