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Man on horseback

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This figure demonstrates the many ways artists appropriated and transformed visual elements from the West and other parts of Africa. Judging by the pith helmet, buttoned-down jacket, and short, belted trousers, the rider may be a European. But the piece's forward-moving stance reminds of "riders...

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Provenance

By 1978, Galerie Dupeyrier; 1978, sold by Galerie Dupeyrier to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Igbo peoples, Nigeria, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Nigeria

Dimensions

Overall: 58 x 22.5 x 46 cm (22 13/16 x 8 7/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2724.1

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Sculpture