A Yoruba, Sango wood figure
Lot 64
A Yoruba, Sango wood figure
Sold for £1,320 (US$ 2,050) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Yoruba, Sango wood figure
of a standing female with elaborate double-axe rectangular head-dress, holding a bowl with both hands; Nigeria/West Africa, (some old damage); 16.5 inches [42 cms] high (Previously retailed at: £3,200)

Footnotes

  • For another example from the Sango genre of Yoruba sculpture see page 100 of 'The Tribal Arts of Africa', [Thames & Hudson] by Jean Baptiste Bacquart. According to Bacquart, the term 'Sango' may derive from the fourth Yoruba King who achieved deification. This monarch was also associated with the process of thunder, a characteristic symbolised here by the double axe style of the head-dress. Bacquart further states that other figures are associated with the Sango cult, illustrating an Ose Sango staff in his work.
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