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Yoruba Oyo Head

Yoruba Oyo Head

Regular price €270,00 EUR
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Country: Cameroon

Material: Terracotta and glass beads.

Measurements: 12x11x24cm

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Made in Cameroon using the traditional decorative technique of multicolored glass beads, this head reproduces the famous effigies of sovereigns. Meticulously applied to a terracotta surface, the beads accentuate the royal features and headdress with contrasting colors.
In African art, the artistic movement of which these sculptures are a part owes its name to the ancient religious capital of Nigeria, Ife, one of the city-states established by the Yoruba. This civilization succeeded the Nok civilization. This city-state of Ile-Ife, whose heyday culminated between the 12th and 15th centuries, had an artistic tradition of royal portraits imbued with realism, bronze funerary effigies also in terracotta.

It is a unique piece, with great artistic value and very decorative. Ideal for lovers of art and exclusive pieces.

*All products are made by hand so there may be some variation in shape and size.

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