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Ubi Girl from Tai Region

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"Ubi Girl from Tai Region" depicts a young woman from the Tai Region of Liberia whose face is painted for the initiation into womanhood. Jones suggests the unification of Africa in this work by displaying two Congolese masks and the profile of a great fetish from the Ivory Coast alongside her...

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Provenance

The artist; to Pierre Noel Studio d'Art, Washington; to MFA, Boston, 1974.

Credit Line

The Hayden Collection—Charles Henry Hayden Fund

Copyright

© Lois Mailou Jones Pierre-Noel Trust

1972

Dimensions

111.1 x 152.4 cm (43 3/4 x 60 in.)

Accession Number

1974.410

Medium or Technique

Acrylic on canvas

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