Votive Yoruba statuette, Nigeria
This sculpture is associated with fertility.
Easing communication with the sacred, she reminds the divinity of its duties toward men.
Wearing a high crest, the priestess also sports the three deep keloids of Yoruba nobles on either cheek.
The globulous eyes, as well as the full lips, are also distinctive marks of Yoruba tribal statuary.
Height: 27 cm
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 26×9×9 cm
- 0,45 kg