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Documented Early Bronze Ogboni Edan Figures

Documented Early Bronze Ogboni Edan Figures


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Artifacts: Pre 1920: Item # 1165893
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These Edan figures were used as a symbol of membership by the secret Ogboni society of the Yoruba, Nigeria. This particular pair can be found in the book by Hans Witte: 'Earth and the Ancestors, Ogboni Iconography', page 108, picture 1. H. 14,5 cm. Good wear and excellent patina. Ca. 19th/early 20th century.