A Yoruba beaded oko staff sheath

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Lot 664
A Yoruba beaded oko staff sheath
height 64in

US$ 12,000 - 15,000
£ 8,700 - 11,000
Property of various owners
A Yoruba beaded oko staff sheath
Nigeria, the top set with a bird upon a disc, above a panel decorated with anthropomorphic, zoomorphic and linear motifs, the sides flanked by triangular flanges, the reverse fully beaded with complex geometric motifs.
height 64in

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Pace Gallery, New York

    This tour de force of African beadwork is comparable in quality to the finest works from the Americas and Indonesia. The beaded didactic motifs not only incorporate complex geometric patterns and zoomorphs, but a complex textured mask.
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