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Yoruba statue (N° 23473)

This sculpture of African tribal art was destined to sit on an altar. Facilitating communication with the sacred, it symbolically reminds the divinity of its duties towards men. Wearing a braided bun, she sports the keloids of Yoruba nobles, distinctive markers of Yoruba tribal statuary. Smooth gray brown 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 française
Height cm65
Width27 cm
Weight4.40 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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