Yoruba Kneeling Female Figure Holding a Bowl

Lamidi Fakeye, Yoruba / Nigerian, 1928 - 2009


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early 1960s


Overall: 12 5/8 × 2 3/4 × 4 in. (32 × 7 × 10.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ginna Fleming and Murray Frank



Place Made: Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


On view


Signed, carved, on bottom of base: L.O. FAKEYE

Course History

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

ARTH 17.2, AAAS 80.5, Twentieth-Century African Art , Ugochukwu Smooth Nzwei, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Homecoming: Domesticity and Kinship in Global African Art, Harteveldt Family Gallery, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, and Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 22, 2023–May 25, 2024.

Inventory: New Works and Conversations around African Art, Friends Gallery/Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 16-March 13, 2016.


The artist, Ibandan, Nigeria; sold to Ginna Fleming and Murray Frank (Peace Corps Volunteers),1962-1964; given to present collection, 2013.

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