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Urhobo maternity figure
Tribal art > African Maternity > Statue Urhobo

Ex-collection of Belgian African tribal art.

The theme of the woman breastfeeding her child forms a frequent subject in the statuary urohobo, idoma, afo and igbo. The sculpture would embody an edjo. It stands out from the igbo sculpture thanks to the deep vertical facial scarifications. Yellow ochre crusty patina, locally flaked. Damaged base, erosion and desication cracks.
Urhobos, living near the northwest of the Niger Delta River, are the main ethnic group in The Delta State among the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They speak Urhobo, a language of the Niger-Congo group. Together with the Isoko, whose art is close, they are collectively known as Sobo. Their large sculptures depicting the spirits of nature, edjo, or the founding ancestors of the clan, to whom ...


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Statue Urhobo Edjo
Tribal art > African Statues > Statue Urhobo

This female figure forms the sculpted incarnation of a edjo , hence the name edjo re akare. With igbeton high-ranking women, she also has jewelry, necklaces and scarifications. The surface remains partially encrusted with white clay and red pigments, the base on which the piece rests is fragmented. Cracks and gaps located on the lower part.
The Urhobos , living near the northwest of the Niger Delta River, form the main ethnic group of the Delta State among the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They speak Urhobo, a language of the Niger-Congo group. Together with the Isoko whose art is close, they are collectively known as Sobo . Their large sculptures depicting the spirits of nature, edjo , or those depicting the founding ancestors of the clan, to whom sacrifices were ...


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Altar figure Urhobo Edjo
Tribal art > African Statues > Urhobo Statue

Ex-collection Belgian African art.
Female figure embodying an edjo, wearing royal finery and headdress. The statue presents great similarities with the igbo sculpture, but differs from it by the deep vertical facial scarification. Oiled wood with a satin touch, eroded, cracked surface. The head is coated with burgundy pigments. Very nice patina of use. The Urhobos, living near the northwestern end of the Niger Delta River, are the main ethnic group in Delta State among the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They speak Urhobo, a language of the Niger-Congo group. Together with the Isoko, whose art is close by, they are collectively known as Sobo. Their large sculptures representing the spirits of nature, edjo , or the founding ancestors of the clan, to whom sacrifices ...


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Figure of deity Urhobo
Tribal art > African Statues > Urhobo figure

Male figure depicted seated, embodying an edjo. The statue has great similarities to the igbo sculpture, but stands out for its deep vertical facial scarifications. Yellow patina, matte and grainy, dark highlights. Damaged base.
Urhobos, living near the northwest of the Niger Delta River, are the main ethnic group in The Delta State among the 36 states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. They speak Urhobo, a language of the Niger-Congo group. Together with the Isoko, whose art is close, they are collectively known as Sobo. Their large sculptures depicting the spirits of nature, edjo, or the founding ancestors of the clan, to whom sacrifices were offered, were grouped in shrines within the villages. They also produce figures similar to the ikenga of igbo called iphri , ivwri , of ...


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Masque heaume Igala Agba
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Tribal art > African mask > Masque Igala

Severy versions of these African masks in the Region of the Banks of the Benoué exist. The groups living there, probably having as common ancestors the Akopo, resorted to frequent exchanges and borrowings. This copy of African art is similar to the models used in the great royal masquerades igala. Established near the Estuary of Niger, speaking a language kwa, the Igala formed a powerful kingdom until colonization that marked its decline by the ban on the holidays and the suicide of the king or ata. Human sacrifices once accompanied these ritual feasts, giving this people a reputation as headhunters. The Igalas have large helmet masks named during ceremonies honoring their king. Other types of helmet masks are released during the festivals of worship egu celerate the spirit of the dead ...


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