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Workshop of
Oniyide Adugbologe
Yoruba, Egba (1949) Primary

Olumeye (One Who Knows Honor)

Mid 20th century
Carved wood with pigment

14.5 x 11 in. (36.83 x 27.94 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.5.7.a-b
Other Number(s): 82-23 (Neufeld Collection Number)
Geography: Africa, Nigeria, Egba, Abeokuta
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Boxes
Culture/Nationality: Yoruba, Nigerian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • maternity - State of being a mother; also the qualities belonging to or associated with being a mother or being pregnant.
  • mothers - Women who have children, either biologically or by adoption.
  • Nigerian
  • offerings - Objects, food, or other materials that are considered sacrifices or oblations, presented to a god, saint, sacred place, etc., as an act of worship, devotion, or homage.
  • scarifications - Refers to permanent marks, such as symbols, patterns, or other designs, made on human skin by scarring, done for social or cultural reasons or for personal decoration.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • Yoruba

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • African and Pacific Art from the Neufeld Collection Bryn Mawr College , Apr 28, 1993 – Jun 1, 1993

  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 7/18/1991

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0179587.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Rhoda Levinsohn, "Dimensions in Black Art." African Arts 8, no. 4 (Summer 1975): 74.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0109288.
  • "Yale University Art Gallery Online Collections." Yale University Art Gallery Online. (Accessed April 8, 2020): Yale University, Accession No.: 2006.51.542.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Suzanne Preston Blier, The Royal Arts of Africa: The Majesty of Form (London, England: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1998), 90-91. Figure Number: 71
  • Monica Blackmun Visona and Robin Poynor. A History of Art in Africa (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2001), 249-250. Figure Number: 8-35
  • Rosyln Adele Walker, The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 90-91.
  • Rhoda Levinsohn, "Dimensions in Black Art." African Arts 8, no. 4 (Summer 1975): 73-76.
  • Stefan Eisenhofer, ed. Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Afrika: Tradition und Moderne in Südnigeria (Linz, Austria: des Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseums, 1977), 309-313. Figure Number: 11.41

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