Male 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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Male Figure

(edjo rakare)

Male figure (edjo rakare)

Male figure (edjo rakare)

Wood, pigment. H. 140 cm.

Private Collection

 

This male figure assumes the classic Urhobo sculptural pose: half standing, half sitting.  It would have been part of a community shrine that depicted the founding family of a town, celebrated their aggressive exploits.

 

 

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