African art > African statues : tribal fetish, maternity > Yoruba statue

Yoruba Pillar Summit (N° 21267)

This African sculpture naturalistic, allowing according to the Yoruba communication with the afterlife, features as a maternal figure one of the many female goddesses, the earth goddess Onilé ("owner of the House"), guarantor of longevity, peace, and resources, and linked to the powerful Ogboni society among the Yoruba Egba and Ijebu. It could also symbolize Orunmila , goddess of divination.
Intended to be enthroned on an altar, she was worshipped by members of the powerful Ogboni, or Osugbo, society in charge of justice.
Satin polychrome patina, abrasions.
Centered on the veneration of its gods, or orisà, the Yoruba religion relies on artistic sculptures with coded messages (aroko). The kingdoms of Oyo and Ijebu arose following the demise of the Ife civilization and still form the basis of the Yoruba political structure. The Oyo created two cults centered on the Egungun and Sango societies, still active, which worship their gods, the Orisa , through ceremonies using masks, statuettes, scepters, and divination media. The slave trade helped spread Yoruba beliefs across the continents.  

Watch the video

350.00 € 280.00 ( -20.0 %) 
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 140.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





OriginEx-collection britannique
EthnyYoruba
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height90
Width10
Weight3.70 Kg
Socle includedYes

You could also be interested by these items
Statue KoulangoStatue IgboStatue EjaghamStatue NdengeséStatuette Lengola

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts
One person already marked interrest on this item

You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art - Yoruba Pillar Summit
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2021 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100