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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1235819 (stock #3043)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Yoruba / Nigeria Village Priest's Shango Carved Altar Piece. Carved by Jagun Family Worikshop, Africa, late 19th - Early 20th Century. 20" high and mounted. Collected in Ede, and made of Iroko wood. In excellent condition. The god of thunder and the ancestor of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. He is the son of Yemaja the mother goddess and protector of birth...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1910 item #996110 (stock #1642)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$14,000.00
Monumental Yoruba - Nigeria Gelede Wooden Body Mask of Iya Nla (Great Powerful Mother) Early 20th Century 54 H x 21" wide. Arms are available. Kept inside the Gelede Shrine, not danced but carried on a platform during Gelede, an annual festival honoring “our mothers” (awon iya wa), not so much for their motherhood, but as female elders. It takes place in the dry season (March-May) among the Yoruba people of south-west Nigeria and neighboring southeast Benin. Artifact in excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1235841 (stock #3044)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Hand carved Anye / Cote d'Ivoire Statue of Mother and Children. Akan Group, wood, kaolin, Late 19th - early 20th Century, 19" high. Ex: A. Steinman collection, Palm Beach, FL. In very good condition. The Anye people are a subgroup of the Akan, originally from Ghana, who fled from the Ashanti subgroup to their current location in present day Ivory Coast between the 16th and 18th centuries...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1223844 (stock #3013)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
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Yoruba, Nigeria Africa, wooden Shrine Panel, 19th Century. While the meaning of all of the carvings is not known, many images allude to two Yoruba gods, Eshu & Ogun, though they are never depicted. Eshu & Ogun are gods who cross boundaries. Other carved images also refer to the doors' function. For example, snakes & crocodiles are boundary-crossing creatures that inhabit two worlds: above & below the ground, and wet & dry areas. Panel is 61" x 25" with wear appropriate to age, in good condition...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Sculpture : Pre 1920 item #1235522 (stock #3040)
Griffin Gallery Ancient Art
$2,800.00
Stunning Benin / Nigeria Bronze Ceremonial Ladle, Africa Early 20th Century. 17" long. Figure with pleasing facial features on the globular ladle. The handle is a standing figure of a male ancestor with attached ring. In excellent condition.