Yoruba - 210114 - Large 129 cm couple RARE African Yoruba statues - Nigeria.

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  • Yoruba
TypeEthnographic art
Period1945 to 1999
TechniqueWood
StyleAfrican
SubjectFigure
Dimensions129 cm x 41 cm x 38 cm (h x b x d)
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Large couple Old Rare African statues from the Yoruba, Nigeria.

Hand carved from a single piece of wood.

Size: 129 cm and 122 cm high.

collected in the 1950s 

pick up or shipping via courier about 50 euro's, only in the Netherlands.

Taxatiewaarde; 1200- 1300 euro

The Yoruba people, numbering over 12 million, are the largest nation in Africa with an art-producing tradition. Most of them live in southwest Nigeria, with considerable communities further west in the Republic of Benin and in Togo. They are divided into approximately twenty separate subgroups, which were traditionally autonomous kingdoms. Excavation at Ife of life-sized bronze and terracotta heads and full-length figures of royalty and their attendants have startled the world, surpassing in their portrait-like naturalism everything previously known from Africa. The cultural and artistic roots of the Ife masters of the Classical Period (ca. 1050—1500) lie in the more ancient cultural center of Nok to the northeast, though the precise nature of this link remains obscure.

Now two-third of the Yoruba are farmers. Even if they live in the city, they keep a hut close to the fields; they grow corn, beans, cassava, yams, peanuts, coffee, and bananas. It is they who control the markets -- along with the merchants and artisans: blacksmiths, copper workers, embroiderers, and wood sculptors, trades handed down from generation to generation. 

ConditionGood

Some drought cracks due to age, this is a natural process and has been tribally filled/repaired.

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AUCTION DETAILS
Start time:19-12-2022 at 13:03
End time:01-01-2023 at 19:36
Starting bid € 450
Buyer's premium: 15%
Pick upYes, possible
Location of the objectHengelo,  The Netherlands
ShipmentDelivery by courier only

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