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Copper alloy, iron
Overall: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)
Gift of Drs. James, Gladys, Jay, Jeffrey, and Jamie Strain 1996.403
The chain connecting these two figures allows them to be worn in public by a member of the Ogboni or Oshugbo association as authority emblems. The male on the right gives the association’s typical salute by clasping his left fist on the right one, while the female on the left holds her breasts as a sign of welcome and generosity. The use of copper alloy and iron expresses Ogboni/Oshugbo’s concerns with longevity and durability.
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