Female Figure: An Article from

WHERE GODS AND MORTALS MEET

 Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art

EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO THE URHOBO PEOPLE OF NIGERIA

April 9  August 16, 2004

 

Perkins Foss, Ph. D.

Guest Curator

 

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Female figure (inene)

Female figure (inene)

Female figure (inene)

Wood, pigment. H. 110 cm.

National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

This statue represents a mature woman, one beyond child-bearing age. She wears at her wrists ivory bracelets called ikoro (singular, ukoro) that indicate her high status.

 

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