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Yoruba figure (N° 10447)


In African art, the horse occupies a very important mythical place among the Yoruba, although there are few representations of a man on horseback. On the contrary, it is much more widespread among Dogons.
There are several speculations about the identity of the figure depicted on the equestrian figures found in Benin. It could be a Yoruba warrior, a king of Benin or Oranmiyan, founder of the present dynasty that imported the horses to Benin. In each hand, it has an object. This is a spear and a scepter, the ultimate regal symbols.
Faithful to the aesthetic canons of the ethnic group, this statuette is worked with many details. For the sake of realism, each element is decorated and finely carved.

The Yoruba society is very organized and has several associations whose roles vary. While the egbe male society reinforces social norms, the aro unites farmers. The gelede has more esoteric and religious aims. The notables come together in a society called esusu.  

 


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OriginEx collection privée anglaise
EthnyYoruba
Countrynigéria
Material(s)bronze africain
Height92
Width47
Weight16.40 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1950

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