Oxmantown Collection of West African Art

Collection Data

Description
The "Lord and Lady Oxmantown" Collection consists of eleven 20th century artifacts produced primarily by the Yoruba of Nigeria, West Africa. The Collection comprises: a pair of ibeji twin figures with a cowrie-shell coat, a figurine, three masks, a caryatid stool, three lances, a shango wand and house post. Ethnic groups and countries represented are as follows: Yoruba, Ekoi, Fon, Mossi and Nago; countries are: Nigeria, Benin (formerly Dahomey and Burkino Faso (formerly Upper Volta).
Names
Parsons, Brendan (Collector)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1965 - 1970
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Art and Artifacts Division
Shelf locator: Sc Art (Oxmantown collection of West African art)
Topics
Nigeria
Art, Yoruba
Furniture
Armor
Figurines
Masks
Gods
Mossi (African people)
Yoruba (African people)
Ekoi (African people)
Fon (African people)
Mythology
Animism
Rituals
Genres
cultural artifacts
Type of Resource
Three dimensional object
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11486933
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1f1027d0-c60b-012f-4e68-58d385a7bc34
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