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Yoruba Figure

Nigeria

Fine Shrine Figure. Yoruba Culture, Nigeria

 

This Yoruba shrine figure stands in a powerful upright stance with squared shoulders and a slightly upturned head, adorned with a finely carved coiffure. Two fetish holes are located on the figure’s stomach and mouth. The figure stands with slightly bent knees, carrying a ceremonial wand in one hand. In warmer temperatures the figure will sweat, exhibiting a deep, oily patina (as shown in the photographs).

The figure, carved from a light wood, has developed an encrusted layered surface patina over time.

 

Ex Private Collection, UK

Estimated Period: First Half of 20th Century (1930’s)

 BCCFE00

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