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figurine

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1989,12.333

  • Description

    Figurine; carved from wood; in the form of dancer; octagonal base, unpainted; human figure, hands and feet painted pink; pink foil headdress with grey feathers; mask painted pink with red markings; black textile over torso, accented with fur; yellow wooden rattle with multi-coloured feathers in right hand; skirt red velvet, gold waistband, with small wooden sticks tied on; fur around ankles; black textile hair; red wood quiver on white leather strap with red metal feathers strapped across back; green plastic bead earrings.

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  • Date

    • 1980s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38.5 centimetres
    • Width: 12.5 centimetres
    • Depth: 12 centimetres
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1989

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1989,12.333

Figurine; carved from wood; in the form of dancer; octagonal base, painted orange; human figure, hands and feet painted pink, right foot raised; wears yellow velvet hat with green and pink textile stripe, gold and blue braided border, green feather; mask painted pink with brown hair for beard and moustache; pink textile cape decorated with flower made from yellow and red sequins, green plastic bead stem; blue silk shirt with white pockets, white silk trousers with gold and green stripe down side; red silk rosette with gold sequins on each foot; wooden pack on back, painted black with white crescent, blue textile roll on top.

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Figurine; carved from wood; in the form of dancer; octagonal base, painted orange; human figure, hands and feet painted pink, right foot raised; wears yellow velvet hat with green and pink textile stripe, gold and blue braided border, green feather; mask painted pink with brown hair for beard and moustache; pink textile cape decorated with flower made from yellow and red sequins, green plastic bead stem; blue silk shirt with white pockets, white silk trousers with gold and green stripe down side; red silk rosette with gold sequins on each foot; wooden pack on back, painted black with white crescent, blue textile roll on top.

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