20 1/4" high
Circa 20th Century
Keaka, Cameroon, West Africa
Wood, Pegs, Pigment
A standing figure with a heart-shaped face covered with white pigment. The eyes and nose are brown and the coiffure is defined by a series of pegs inserted into the head. The shoulders are round with bent arms attached; a red skirt with diamond-shaped pegs is attached at the waist. The lower body has heavy legs and wide feet.
Keaka, Keaka Cameroon, ancestor figure, West Africa, African art, African artifacts, African sculpture