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Staff with a short, pointed handle. The top of the handle is surmounted by a rectangle with two inverted triangles. Underneath the triangles is a small face and a neck with four raised grooves.  
Igbo (Igbo (Southern Nigerian style, culture))
Staff
20th century
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.43
Clay vessel with a rounded bottom and a tall neck and handle. The bottom part of the vessel and handle are decorated with small holes and geometric patterns. The neck of the vessel is decorated with a face on both sides. The lips appear to be pursed and the eyes appear to be closed. The  half-circle ears stick out from the top of the neck, just below the rim of the vessel. On each cheek there are three horizontal marks with small holes. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Vessel
1890 – 1920
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
2000/2.111
Standing male figure on a round base. The hands rest at the sides and there is a string of glass beads around the neck. The pupils of the eyes consist of metal and on each cheek is a 'V' shaped mark, while the hair is a tall oblong shape with vertical grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Male Twin Figure
1920 – 1930
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. J. Robert Willson.
1985/2.92
Standing human figure on a round base with hands at the sides. The abdomen is marked by triangular grooves and around the waist is a string of beads. There is also a string of beads around the neck, while the forehead has four vertical, incised grooves and the chin has three grooves. This figure also has closed eyes, not seen often on Yoruba twin figures. The hair is in the shape of a knob with vertical incised grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.115
Kneeling female figure on a rectangular base, holding a bowl decorated with a human face. The bowl is supported by a short cylinder. The figure has bracelets on each wrist and chevron-shaped marks on each arm. The hair is in a comb-like shape, decorated with vertical grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Kneeling Figure
1901 – 1999
Gift of Candis and Helmut Stern
2005/1.245
Standing human figure with hands at the sides mounted on a square base. One of the feet and part of the original base have broken off. There are strings of beads around the waist, wrists, and neck as well as brass around the ankles. On the face there are incised grooves and the hair is in the shape of three triangular lobes decorated with horizontal lines. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.324
Female figure with vertically grooved conical heads and triangular carvings on their chests and backs. The figure has a carved waist-covering. 
Ibeji Twin Figure (One of a Pair)
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.252.2
Carved standing female figure with corded beads at its neck and waist. The figure has conical, verically indented carved hair and protruding facial features. Its hands are resting at its hips.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
20th century
Gift of Michael and Phyllis Courlander
2016/1.254.2
Standing male figure with each foot on a raised base. The hands are at the side and on the front and back of the chest is a triangular pendant with a pattern of raised dashes. There is a string of beads around the neck and on each cheek are three horizontal grooves. The hair is a conical shape. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Male Twin Figure
1900 – 1988
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection
1988/1.160
Standing female figure with prominent breasts on a square base. The hands are placed at the sides and there are strings of beads around the waist and neck. On the cheeks and forehead there are incised marks and the hair has a rounded, comb-like shape with horizontal grooves. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.113
Standing female figure on a round base with hands at the sides. Around the waist and neck are strings of multi-colored beads. On each cheek of the face there are three incised marks and the pupils of the eyes are metal. The hair is in the shape of a rounded comb, with horizontal grooves coated in blue pigment. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Female Twin Figure
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.116
Standing human figure on a round base with hands at the sides. The abdomen is decorated with small incised triangles. Around the waist and neck are strings of dark beads. On the face there are three vertical grooves on the chin and forehead, while each cheek has four horizontal grooves. The hair is in a triangular shape decorated with geometric patterns and topped by a small two-tier knob. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Twin Figure
1925 – 1940
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
1986/2.120
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