Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Maternity figure (dedicated to the god Shango)
Late 19th – early 20th century
Yoruba people, Nigeria
Wood
H: 42; W: 15.5; D: 12.5 cm
Gift of Helena and Joseph Adler, Jerusalem
Accession number: B08.0337
 
 

Publications:
Newton, Douglas, African and Oceanic Art in Jerusalem, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2001, English
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

Exhibition:
Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006, Winter-Fall 2005

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir