Woman's head in dark, carved wood, cut off at the neck. The hair is swept up, they eyes protruding, with five linear scarification marks on each cheek running from the temple towards the mouth.
The well worn features and patina on the face of this gourd bottle stopper suggests that it served a long period of usage. It may have served as the stopper for a person’s treasured medicine or lime gourd. It shows a woman of high status with an elaborate hair style typical of 20th century figures from northern Oyo.