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Female Figure Supporting a Bowl

Attributed to: The Gbongan Master, Yoruba peoples, Nigerialate 19th-early 20th century

Art Gallery of Ontario

Art Gallery of Ontario

If you ask Shango for help or protection, you don't want to offend him. He has a quick temper and, if you anger him, you may have bad luck or violent misfortune. Women in Yoruba culture command a lot of respect for their wisdom and divine ability to bear children. The woman here brings a softer, wiser aura to the situation. -Moudu Ekhar, Contemporary African Artist, From Nigeria

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  • Title: Female Figure Supporting a Bowl
  • Creator: Attributed to: The Gbongan Master, Yoruba peoples, Nigeria
  • Date Created: late 19th-early 20th century
  • Physical Dimensions: h406 mm (Overall)
  • Credit Line: Gift from the Frum Collection, 1999
  • Type: Unknown
  • Rights: © 2011 Art Gallery of Ontario. Gift from the Frum Collection, 1999, www.ago.net/photographic-resources-overview
  • Medium: wood, copper alloy, glass beads

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