figure (art)

Figure of a bird, possible a crane. Inset with small, circular pieces of elephant ivory. Carved in ebony, polished with sand-paper leaf. The ebony was obtained from equatorial forests, and the firgure was worked by travelling Ghanian craftsmen in circa 1928.

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