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Statue post Yoruba Opo (N° 10857)

In African art, any element of everyday life can become an artistic medium, as this Yoruba veranda statue illustrates.

A character carries on his head a plateau surmounted by a rider and his horse. Above the latter, there is another character, probably a sage given the highlighting of his beard. As often in Yoruba statuary, the patina is made up of relatively bright colors. Although the piece has pigments more discreet than usual, the polychrome has been well preserved. Yoruba society is very organized and has several associations whose roles vary. While the egbe male society reinforces social norms, the aro federates farmers. The freeze has more esoteric and religious aims. The notables meet in a society called esusu.  


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OriginEx collection privée anglaise
Height cm167
Width22 cm
Weight14.00 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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