Nigeria Art Photos

Arts of cultural groups living in the African nation of Nigeria.

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Carved helmet mask with antelope skin by Ejagham or Mbube people of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Ejagham wooden & skin headdress from Guinea Coast, Nigeria at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Wood mask attrib. Efik peoples of Nigeria at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Headdress in form of female head from Nigeria at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Carved helmet mask with antelope skin (prior 1903) by Ejagham or Mbube people of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Ejagham wooden & skin headdress (early 1900s) from Guinea Coast, Nigeria at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Wood mask (early 20th C) attrib. Efik peoples of Nigeria at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Headdress in form of female head (late 19th or early 20th C) from Nigeria at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Collection of masks from Eastern Africa Nigerian & Congo regions at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Yoruba headdress from Nigeria at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Yoruba-style crown-for-initiation headdress from USA at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Yoruba-culture carved figures from Nigeria at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
Collection of masks from Eastern Africa Nigerian & Congo regions at Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA.Yoruba headdress (19th C) from Nigeria at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Yoruba-style crown-for-initiation headdress (1990s) from USA at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.Yoruba-culture carved figures (mid 1900s) from Nigeria at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.
African family shrine by Yoruba Tribe, featuring woman with chicken offering bowl of Kola nuts at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Yoruba-culture carved door panels from Nigeria at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Ivory bracelet by Yoruba peoples of Owo region of Nigeria at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Wood equestrian figure by Yoruba peoples of Nigeria at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.
African family shrine by Yoruba Tribe, featuring woman with chicken offering bowl of Kola nuts at Museum of Natural History. New York, NY.Yoruba-culture carved door panels (early 1900s) from Nigeria at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Ivory bracelet (16th C) by Yoruba peoples of Owo region of Nigeria at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Wood equestrian figure (mid 20th C) by Yoruba peoples of Nigeria at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.
Nigerian Yoruba wooden helmet mask in African art collection at High Museum of Art. Atlanta, GA.Yoruba peoples carved palace door panel from Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Wood kneeling female figure with bowl by Ekiti Yoruba culture of Southwestern Nigeria at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Wood bowl with lid & motorcycle decoration by Yoruba culture of Southwestern Nigeria at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Nigerian Yoruba wooden helmet mask (c1875-1925) in African art collection at High Museum of Art. Atlanta, GA.Yoruba peoples carved palace door panel (early 20th C) from Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Wood kneeling female figure with bowl (early 20th C) by Ekiti Yoruba culture of Southwestern Nigeria at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Wood bowl with lid & motorcycle decoration (1920-40) by Yoruba culture of Southwestern Nigeria at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.
Ibedji twin figure wood carvings from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Shrine figure of rogue god 'Eschu ogo Elegba' wood carving from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Dance figure for worshipers of goddess shango from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Container & cover in shape of rabbit from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Ibedji twin figure wood carvings (early 20thC) from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Shrine figure of rogue god 'Eschu ogo Elegba' wood carving from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Dance figure for worshipers of goddess shango (early 20thC) from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.Container & cover in shape of rabbit from Yoruba culture of Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Sokoto peoples terracotta head from Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Terracotta male head from Nigeria at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Terracotta male figure from northern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Terracotta head, possibly a King from southwestern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.
Sokoto peoples terracotta head (300 BCE-400 CE) from Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Terracotta male head (550-50 BCE) from Nigeria at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Terracotta male figure (c195 BCE-205 CE) from northern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Terracotta head, possibly a King (12th-14th C) from southwestern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.
Bronze Benin standing Oba from southern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Sculpted head representing African king in National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Edo peoples iron head from Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Ancestral memorial sculpture head of a king of Benin / Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.
Bronze Benin standing Oba (late 18th C) from southern Nigeria at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.Sculpted head representing African king (Oba) (cast copper, 18th c) in National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC.Edo peoples iron head (18th C) from Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, at New Orleans Museum of Art. New Orleans, LA.Ancestral memorial sculpture head of a king (Oba) (18th-19thC) of Benin / Nigeria at Five Continents Museum. Munich, Germany.

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