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Ebony Bust/Head

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ebony ivory
This carved bust of ebony wood uses bits of ivory to represent the subject's eyes. It was photographed and featured in a 1952 interview with Turner in the Chicago Daily Tribune (Latin American Music Traced to Origin-Africa: Professor Describes the Year's Research; Gladys Priddy, Chicago Daily Tribune, May 1, 1952, part 5 page 10W.) The sculpture was created by Yoruba craftsmen in Nigeria.
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