Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Ancient and Great Fetish Yoruba War Rider|
|Material:||Wood, feathers, cowries, raffia, rope, earth grigri|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Interesting Fetish attributed to the Nago The Nago are Yoruba populations settled in Benin.
There are very few fetishes in this region.
This ancient and large rider fetish is mounting a horse.
The figure is alive, the sculpture, dynamic and expressive.
A Yoruba proverb confirms: “It is death that turns an individual into a beautiful statuette; unlike these, a living person has shortcomings”.
Considered much more than a simple physical representation of a beloved one, the Ibeji influences the life of the family, that is the reason why the latter continues to devote prayers and cults, and to offer libations to it.
The Yoruba community is very organised and is composed of several societies which roles vary.
While the masculine Egbe society reinforces the social norms, the Aro gathers the farmers.
The Gelede presents more esoteric and religious aims.
The notables gather together within a society named Esusu.
The kingdoms of Oyo and Ijebu were founded after the disappearance of the Ifé civilisation and are still at the basis of the political structure of the Yoruba.
The Oyo have created two cults focused on the Egungun and Sango societies which are still active and worship their gods, the Orisa, through ceremonies using masks, statuettes, sceptres and supports of divination.
Catawiki member since May 24, 2019, received 19 reviews in total (19 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||89.5% (19 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
the figurine arrived very quick and well protected. I am quite satisfy with the figurine, it looks nice
received the item in good order and very fast
Receive the package well packed!
Only shipping cost were quite high (€35,-) for an object that weights not even 2 kg.
Thanks anyway :)
Smooth & Easy
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|Rest of Europe||$44.02|
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