Large Command Staff 1.05 m (1) - Wood - yoruba - Nigeria

Large Command Staff 1.05 m (1) - Wood - yoruba - Nigeria
mid 20th century - Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear

Large Command Staff of the Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria
Important height of 1.05 metres.

Formed by 2 figures which are separated by a rectangular flattened board.

On top of the flattened board stands a feminine figurine of 55 cm.
The figure has an elongated hairdo with parallel striations. There are some traces of blue pigment on the backside.
The figure has half-closed eyes, triangular eyelids, the nose is flat and the mouth is small. With scarifications on the cheeks.
The chest, the shoulders and the skirt are covered with gofferings in triangular forms.
The protrusion of the abdomen is highlighted by the position of the digited hands.

Under the flattened board, there is a grimacing head raising his arms which seems to be holding the feminine figure. The overall measures 20 cm.

Finally, at the bottom, there is a ringed staff of 31 cm.

The overall forms a whole, worthy of the most beautiful sculptures.

The patina is dark, without damage.
This object comes from a former private collection.

Shipment with double cardboard and track & trace.

The Yoruba or Yorouba (Yorùbá) are an important ethnic group of Africa, mainly established in Nigeria, on the right bank of the Niger River, but also in Benin, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and in Togo where they are named Anango.

Lot details
Total nr of items
Large Command Staff 1.05 m
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
Mid 20th century
Very good condition, slightly used with small signs of wear
Sold with stand
105×12×9 cm
1500 g
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