African Art Yoruba

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Created Apr 26, 2010
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Yoruba
 
Yoruba, Ife, "Obafulon" mask 12-15th c. Nigeria Bronze.  This bronze cast head is of an...
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 Yoruba
 

Yoruba, Ife, Figure of an Ooni, 12th-15th c. Nigeria

Emphasized head to denote coolness...

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Yoruba
 

Yoruba, Ife, Ritual vessel, 13th-14th c., Nigeria

The head of the Oni is depicted...

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yoruba
 

Yoruba, Ife the 24th Oba of Ila, 1980's Nigeria

The heavy clothin mark the king...

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Yoruba
 

Yoruba Ogboni Couple (staffs) 19th c. Nigeria

They are placed into the ground in...

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Yoruba
 

Yoruba, Ifa divination tray 17th c.Republic of Benin

Ifa is the Yoruba system of...

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Yoruba
 
Yoruba, Eshu Dance Wand, Collected in 1958, Nigeria. Composed face, phallic head, lots of cowrie...
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Yoruba
 

Yoruba, Shango shine figure, 19th c. Nigeria

Shango is the god of thunder who burned...

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Yoruba
 

Yoruba Ibeji figures, Nigeria

Yoruba are thought to have the highest rate of twin...

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Yoruba
 
Eloi Lokossou is a prolific Yoruba artist who creates works for one of two Gelede dance societies...
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Yoruba
 
Yoruba, Palace Doors early 20th c. Osi-Llorin Nigeria. Sculptor Arowogon (1880-1954) king in...

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