African Art: a prestigious Swiss collection

Milan, Wednesday 14 October 2020


Yoruba, Abeokuta region (South Eastern Nigeria)

Hardwood with a dark coating
H 12.5 cm

Figure for worship.
Small figure for worship that represents Eshu (Esu), one of the most revered deities in the Yoruba region and related divinatory cults.It is wearing two thick necklaces made of shells. Carved with a half-bust, this sculpture allows you to see the characteristic face of Yoruba work. The rows of Cipraee, hanging in clusters to the leather ring that wraps around the neck, form part of a tradition associated with the many stylistic variables that bear witness to this deity of the Yoruba pantheon.

Sold € 3.444,00

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- Former Paolo Morigi collection (Lugano) (Morigi inventory label num. 463);
- Former private collection (Lugano);


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