User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Man on horseback

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description


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



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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment


Africa and Oceania