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Yoruba altar figure (N° 17616)

The female figure depicted sitting on a throne whose feet are parallel to the legs of the character, forms an incarnation of one of the many orisa of the Yoruba, equivalent to the Christian Saints. The miniature figures that surround him would be minor followers or deities. Crusty patina, mate. Lack on one of the braids of the hairstyle.
The Yoruba society is very organized and has several associations whose roles vary. While the egbe society is strengthening social norms, the aro unites farmers. The gelede has more esoteric and religious aims. The notables come together in a society called susu. The kingdoms of Oyo and Ijebu were born following the disappearance of the civilization Ifé and are still the basis of the political structure of the Yoruba. The Oyos created two cults centered on the societies Egungun and Sango, still active, who worshipped their many gods, the Orisa, through ceremonies using masks, statuettes, sceptres and divine supports.
Source: Yoruba B. Lawal.  

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Weight2.20 Kg

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