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figure of district officer on reclining chair

CRE ODULATE, Thomas Ona (Nigerian) Nigeria Thomas Ona Odulate, also known as Thomas Ona, was a noted Yoruba wood carver, active in the early-mid 20th century. He worked at Ijebu Ode, and later in Lagos, mainly producing subtly-observed representations of Europeans. Although the carvings are often thought to be satirical, Ona denied this.