Yoruba mask - Wood - baule - Ivory Coast

Description
Yoruba mask - Wood - baule - Ivory Coast
2nd half 20th century - Good

The Yoruba (Yorùbá) form a large ethnic group in Africa, who mainly lives in Nigeria, on the right bank of the Niger River, but also in Benin, Ghana and Togo.

Unlike many other peoples of Black Africa, the Yoruba developed very early an urban civilisation. During his expedition in the region in 1926, the Scottish explorer Hugh Clapperton counted dozens of thriving towns, for the Oyo Empire alone. According to his account, many Yoruba cities counted populations of more than 20.000 inhabitants. The Yoruba borne a heavy burden because of slave trade, that is the reason why they represent a significant diaspora overseas (United States of America, Cuba, Brazil).

Lot details
Object
Yoruba mask
Ethnic group/ culture
baule
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
39×19×39 cm
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