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Milk, Hides and Skins of Nigeria

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Nigeria (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Okoye, Frederick (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Ministry of Information

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 85, box B

Physical description

A scene set in a Nigerian village. In the centre, a man milks a cow; several women then carry the milk in bowls on their heads before transferring it into large metal containers. In the background left, a cow lays on its side with its legs tied with rope, and animal hides are stretched and dried on wooden frames. In the background right, goods are loaded into the back of a truck.

Place of Origin

Nigeria (made)


ca.1940 (made)


Okoye, Frederick (artist)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 14.875 in Size of sheet, Width: 28.75 in Size of sheet

Descriptive line

Photo-chromo-lithograph poster, probably state before letterpress. Nigeria, ca.1940.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Engraving Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1946. London: Published under the Authority of the Ministry of Education, 1949.




Photo lithography

Subjects depicted

Cows; Farming; Agricultural workers; Milk; Rural


Agriculture; Folk Art; Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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