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Yoruba figure (N° 25159)

Intended to be enthroned on an altar, this work of African art, by facilitating communication with the sacred, symbolically reminds the divinity of its duties towards men. It features the keloids of Yoruba nobles, distinctive markers of Yoruba tribal statuary. Spotted satin patina. Desication cracks.
The kingdoms of Oyo and Ijebu arose following the disappearance of the Ifé civilization and are still the basis of the political structure of the Yoruba . The Oyo created two cults centered on the Egungun and Sango societies, still active, who venerate their gods, the Orisa, through ceremonies call for masks, statuettes, scepters and divination supports.

The main Yoruba cults are the Gélédé, Epa, Ogboni cults, and the Esu cult, through which a very wide variety of deities.


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OriginEx-collection allemande
Height cm26
Width11 cm
Weight0.20 Kg

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