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)
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.