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Ancestor figure, Ekpu
Ancestor figure, Ekpu
Date:
18th–19th century
Location:
de Young
Gallery 40
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
59.1 x 10.2 x 8.3 cm (23 1/4 x 4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Oron People
Accession Number:
2008.36
Acquisition Date:
2008-10-23
Credit Line:

Foundation purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions

The standing male figure is carved from one piece of wood.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”

Hip ornament: leopard head
Hip ornament: leopard head (late 18th century)
Figure of the deity, Esu Elegba
Figure of the deity, Esu Elegba (18th–19th century)