Bronze figurated staff, Yoruba, West Africa, 1801-1920.

Schneebeli, Heini

 
Bronze figurated staff, Yoruba, West Africa, 1801-1920.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

This staff is an Ogboni sceptre. It has a hooked grip,a loop on top of the head, and a male figure holding a pair of figurated spikes. The Ogboni (Osugbo) Society is an earth cult and is one of the most important institutions of Yoruba speaking peoples. Height 413mm.

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10305804

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