Carved figure

Description
This carving is of a colonial officer. He is shown seated and wearing formal clothing appropriate to the role. His hat and glasses are detachable. The figure combines a traditional Yoruba carving technique with modern imagery. This carving is probably satirical. Associated with carver Thomas Ona Odulate.

Donated by Mrs. Palmer in 2008. Her husband was Cecil Hugh Stewart Reynolds Palmer, a colonial district officer who left Nigeria in 1956 after 28 years of service there.

H. 250 x W. 105 mm
Accession Loan No.
7/2010/3
Collection Class
Art non religious figures
Common Name
carved figure
Simple Name
carving
Full Name
carved figure of a District Officer
Dimensions
whole H 250 mm; whole width 105 mm
Cultural Group
Yoruba
Production Year Low
1900
Production Year High
1925
Production Country
Nigeria
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
wood
Function Name
souvenir
Function Detail
carving depicts colonial officer, style combines traditional Yoruba carving with European perspective of people

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