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Figure, D2012.99

Physical Description

Dark stained figure. Hard wood, black stained. Bust of male chest upwards. Flat base.

Research Notes

?Culture. Original documentation reads, "Dark stained Africa/Ghana Donated by Dr Holdsworth, 35 Greenacres St, Macandrew Bay Collected from Ghana,coastal fringe near Accra where lived 1950s …"

West Africa

Hard wood. Likely stained dark brown with shoe? Polish.

Likely as curio, Tourist Art. Carvings similar to this found throughout much of Africa, sub-Sahara desert. Most often offered as Tourist Art.

Male wooden figure. One of pair i.e. male/female. Dark stained Africa/Ghana Donated by Dr Holdsworth, 35 Greenacres St, Macandrew Bay Collected from Ghana,coastal fringe near Accra where lived 1950s Contemporary Nigg Nuke maybe some Nigerian influence Catalogue card: 2 Figures. D88.235 A & B. Hard wood, black stained. Bust of male chest upwards. Flat base. Donated by Dr Holdsworth, 35 Greenacres St., Macandrew Bay. Collected at Accra, see card D88.223.

1950s?

Male Height.: Approx. 155mm . Max. Diam.across shoulders at base = approx. 100.1mm. —Joel A Vanderburg

Provenance

Collected from coastal fringe near Accra

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 150 x 98.5 x 54.5mm

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