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Altar figure – Wood – Yoruba – Nigeria


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Beautiful wooden altar figure from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria.
Exhibiting a wide diversity in size, symbolism, intimacy and style. Commonly used as shrine figures, they were often objects of petitions or prayers for fertility and successful births.

Good condition with traces of wear and tear. Typical and powerful appearance. Nice patina of use and a great detailed coiffure. Heavy piece, total weight: 11 kg!

Provenance: Manfred Schäfer collection, ex- gallery owner from Ulm, Germany.
Object: Altar figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Yoruba
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Period: Mid 20th century
Condition: Good
Dimensions: 35×25×24 cm
Weight: 11 kg


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