Beeld - Hout - Urhobo - Nigeria

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Beeld - Hout - Urhobo - Nigeria
Redelijk

A male Urhobo sculpture, ‘mythical warrior’, called ‘Ejo’, Nigeria, posted on an eroded base, sitting upright and rigidly on a two legged stool, wedged-shaped feet, wearing large anklets, the sturdy legs leading to prominent buttocks, accentuated genitals, the hips encircled by a loincloth, wearing a decorative necklace with an amulet in front of his chest, rounded shoulders leading to arms bent at right angles, each decorated with a large bracelet, the left hand holding a spear pointed at the ground, the left another military paraphernalia, the long cylindrical neck supporting an elongated head with heart-shaped facial plane, a protruding open mouth beneath a short triangular nose, pierced crescent-shaped eyes, square scarification marks underneath the eyes, on his wide, bulging forehead seven deep vertical scarification patterns,

Lit.: Erwin Melchardt: Urhobo, Nigeria: A sculpture of the 'mythical warrior Ejo', who is venerated in his own shrines by the Urhobo, in: Doro-theum, Lot No. 55; Perkins Foss, "Urhobo Statuary for Spirits and Ancestors", African Arts, July 1976, Vol. IX, No. 4, p. 18; Jean-Baptiste Bacquart: The Tribal Arts of Afric’, p. 93, fig. 8.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Beeld
Etnische groep / cultuur
Urhobo
Regio / land
Nigeria
Materiaal
Hout
Staat
Redelijk
Verkocht met standaard
Nee
Afmetingen
117×0×0 cm
Gewicht
8,7 kg
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