Statue(s) - Wood - Yoruba - Nigeria

Description
Statue(s) - Wood - Yoruba - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Fair

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

Lot details
Object
Statue(s)
Ethnic group/ culture
Yoruba
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Fair
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
26×9×9 cm
Weight
0,45 kg
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