Religious Figure


About this object

Many objects appear undamaged by the Blitz, but large groups of objects lost things that are not obvious.

More than 10 years after the Blitz this wooden female figure from Southeastern Nigeria was given a new identification number. Its original number had been lost in the confusion after the Blitz. Without its number the museum’s curators could no longer connect it to the information that recorded who had donated the object and when.

This figure, like so many others, lost its memory in the Blitz.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Nigeria: South Eastern Nigeria
  • Date made
    1952 before
  • Materials
    Pigment; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1952 before
  • Measurements
    675 mm x 202 mm x 125 mm
  • Note
    This object seems to belong to a tranche of items that were renumbered (probably in 1952) after the bombing of the museum in 1941 and the poor storage in which objects lost their original numbers.
Object view = Humanities
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