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Oba in Public

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af2005,09.18

  • Title (object)

    • Oba in Public
  • Description

    Panel; carved of wood; rectangular panel with three-dimensional carving showing musicians in upper left corner, two men wrestling in lower left corner, three people seated under umbrella and two men seated on either side of large bowl with man with pot standing behind bowl at centre, man weaving basket in upper right corner, man fishing in lower right corner.

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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1980s
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 60 centimetres
    • Width: 121 centimetres
    • Depth: 5 centimetres
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    3 July 2014

    Reason for treatment

    Storage

    Treatment proposal

    Surface clean to remove old insect remains.

    Condition

    Remains of old insect infestation on the object, such as frass, webbing, insect cases, and dead insects. Objects under this requistion number have varying types and amounts of damage due to insects.

    Treatment details

    Evidence of insect, such as webbing, cases and frass, removed using either a brush and vacuum, tweezers, or a combination of brush, vacuum and tweezers. In some cases, not all the insect remains were removed due to the risk of weakening the overall structure or appearance of the object drastically or of causing more damage to the objects upon removal.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2005

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af2005,09.18

Panel; carved of wood; rectangular panel with three-dimensional carving showing musicians in upper left corner, two men wrestling in lower left corner, three people seated under umbrella and two men seated on either side of large bowl with man with pot standing behind bowl at centre, man weaving basket in upper right corner, man fishing in lower right corner.

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