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Yoruba Statue (N° 24717)

African statue depicting a woman adorned with jewels and whose face is streaked with "kpélé" scarifications. It is surrounded by subjects representing followers or minor gods.
Shiny patina, subtle polychrome highlights. Erosions and cracks.
Yoruba society has several associations whose roles vary. While the male egbe society reinforces social norms, the aro unites the farmers. The gelede has more esoteric and religious aims. 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.

 

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OriginEx-collection luxembourgeoise
EthnyYoruba
Countrynigéria
Material(s)wood
Height cm67
Width18 cm
Weight3.25 Kg

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