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Yoruba, Nigeria, West Africa
Depicting a British Colnial Officer ‘Capt Kennelly’ and his wife ‘Mill’
First half of the 20th Century
Size: 28cm high – 11 ins high and 24.5cm high – 9¾ ins high
Most of his carvings depict the ruling British elite in their formal dress, often wearing large brimmed sola topi which he would carefully carve as a removable item. Besides his clever portrayal of colonial dignitaries, lawyers, polo players, policemen, army sergeants etc., he also produced commissioned carvings which would be named such as these, Capt Kennelly’ and ‘Mill’ presumably a Captain of the Royal Navy and his wife.
|Height||28.00 cm||(11.02 inches)|