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Yoruba statue (N° 22683)

This sculpture of African tribal art, supposed to facilitate communication with the sacred, reminds the deity of his duties towards men. It features the keloid marks of Yoruba nobles. Protruding eyes, plump lips, are also distinctive markers of Yoruba tribal statuary. The head of the child has been replaced by a metal element.
The painting of these statues was frequently renewed before the rites.
Locally chipped crusty patina.

Desication cracks, erosions and loss.

The main Yoruba cults are the Gélédé, Epa, Ogboni cults, and the Esu cult. Centered on the veneration of its gods, or orisà , the Yoruba religion is based on artistic sculptures endowed with coded messages ( aroko ). They are designed by the sculptors at the request of the followers, soothsayers and their customers. These spirits are said to intercede with the supreme god Olodumare.  

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950.00 
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OriginRécolté in-situ 1999
EthnyYoruba
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm117
Width40 cm
Weight14.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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