It dates to around 1940 - 1950 - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Female Devotee of Oshun|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Yoruba|
|Material:||medium density wood|
|Period:||It dates to around 1940 - 1950|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Impressive Female Devotee of Oshun – Yoruba – Nigeria
In sound state, old and well-used piece. It dates to around 1940 - 1950.
Provenance: Former collection of Ian Auld, London. Bought from him in his shop on the Camden Passage Antique Market by P. Westerdijk around 1980.Collected by him in situ around 1950-1960.
What we have here is a kneeling female supporting her breasts with her hands in an attitude of devotion and servitude. Such figures were placed on altars or shrines erected in the towns and villages and dedicated to the deity Oshun, a female goddess in the extended pantheon of Yoruba Orishas or spiritual entities. This godly being was thought to be responsible for women’s fertility and was deemed to be able to protect against smallpox and similar attacks on the skin. Judging from the tribal markings and facial traits, this figure may well stem from Oyo State in N.W. Yoruba land.
Literature: William Fagg, John Pemberton 3rd and Bruce Holcombe (eds.): Yoruba Sculpture of West Africa, New York, 1982.
Dimensions: 53 x 13x 13 cm.
People / Region: The Oyo Yoruba live in S.W. Nigeria
Material: medium density wood.
Weight: 1.545 kg.
Sold with handwritten declaration of authenticity by Dr. P. Westerdijk, museum ethnologist and cultural anthropologist specialized, for over 50 years now, in the study of the material cultures in African nations that live south of the Sahara.
Catawiki member since November 19, 2014, received 256 reviews in total (47 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||100% (47 reviews)|
|(last 12 months)|
All Perfect! Really good package for very fragile mask!!
Monsieur merci pour cette livraison rapide. Je vais découvrir la lettre d’accompagnement.Un de mes frères spécialiste d'art africain doit passer me dire ce qu'il en pense.
All was perfect, package, fast delivery , object as it was on pictures and kindness of seller
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.grazie per la bellissima maschera in ottime condizioni, molto apprezzata anche per la documentazione allegata.
Apprezzo molto la sua professionalità, venditore da tenere in considerazione.
The mask is, in my opinion, older and more beautiful than the photos, and unquestionably authentic.
The seller is a man of integrity, who has carefully vetted and described his objects for sale.
Really a very beautiful mask of high quality and superb patina. A great delight to have this mask in my collection. Fast shipment and well packed, a seller who is conscientious and communicative.
Efficient, fast delivery. Am not in France and will give more feedback when I see the object
Great piece ! Perfect packaging.
Perfect transaction. Nice item, prompt shipping, good communication. Many Thanks!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Mooiste item wat ik tot nu toe heb gewonnen bij Catawiki via deze erg professionele mensen bij de "bron". Waardevol provenance stuk erbij, iets om de rest van je leven van te genieten. Uitmuntend!!!!!
Very nice mask, which was sent rapidly and well packed. Would buy again from this seler.
The seller will ship the item(s) within 3 working days after receiving confirmation of payment.
Shipping costs are for mainland destinations only.
Any other costs or charges such as customs or import duties, customs clearance and handling may also apply during the shipment of your lot and will be charged to you by the involved party at a later stage if applicable.
|Rest of Europe||$44.02|