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5561

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Circular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

width: 35.5cm; length: 34cm and thickness: 2cm

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UK art market

5560

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Rectangular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-early 20th century

width: 40cm; length: 27cm and thickness: 2cm

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UK art market

3104

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Pair of Yoruba Bronze Ogboni Staves

Yoruba People, Nigeria
early 19th century

heights: 22cm, combined wight: 881g

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Provenance

acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

944

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Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1940

height: 34cm, length: 22cm, width: 27cm

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Provenance

UK art market, formerly in an Oxford collection.

4574

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Carved Horn Divination Image of Eshu

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

height: 7.6cm

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Provenance

private London collection

4335

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Carved Wooden Gelede Mask

Yoruba People, Nigeria
early 20th century

height: 21cm

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UK art market

4315

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 12.5cm

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Provenance

private collection, London.

4313

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 10.2cm

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private collection, London.

4314

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Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
19th century

height: 8cm

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private collection, London.

3894

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Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

Nigeria
late 19th-early 20th century

length: 23cm, width: 8cm

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UK art market

3890

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Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

length: 31.5cm

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UK art market

3539

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Figure of Queen Victoria

Yoruba, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 32.5cm

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UK art market

3498

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Nigerian Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 25.5cm

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UK art market

3497

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Superb Pair of Ibeji Figures (Ere Ibeji)

Yoruba People, Oyo Tribe, Shaki Region, Nigeria
late 19th century

heights: 24.4cm

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UK art market

3119

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Pair of Yoruba Ceremonial Ogboni Staffs

Yoruba People, Ogboni Society, Nigeria
early to mid-20th century

height: approximately (female) 44cm, (male) 45cm

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UK art market

3109

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Pair of Yoruba Eshu Dance Wands

Yoruba People, Egba/Egbado Tribe, Abeokuta, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: (female) approximately 36cm, (male) 34cm; width: (both) approximately 7cm

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Provenance

acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3108

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Yoruba Shango Oshe Dance Wand

Yoruba People, Egbado Tribe, Igan Okoto, Nigeria
circa 1900

length: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

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Provenance

acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3107

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Yoruba Eshu Dance Wand

Yoruba People, Egba Tribe, Abeokuta, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

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Provenance

acquired from the estate of Dr Peter Sharratt (d. 2014). Sharratt was a linguist and lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh who published on Renaissance French sculpture. In his private life, he was an avid collector of tribal art, building up his collection over fifty years. During that time, he bought from UK dealers, collectors and auction houses.

3091

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Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

Nigeria
18th century

diameter: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

2863

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Fine Yoruba Male Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Oyo-Yoruba People, Oyo Region, Nigeria
late 19th century

height: 32cm, diameter of the base: approximately 8cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2816

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Carved Wood Yoruba Equestrian Altar Group of the Hunter-King Jagun-Jagun

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1900

height: 63cm

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UK art market

2421

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Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
before 1938-39

height: 64cm

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Provenance

Collected by the artist Donald Friend in Nigeria, 1938

2420

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Yoruba Egungun Headdress Carved by Baba Mola of Kesi

Yoruba People, Nigeria
before 1939

height: 49cm, length: 40cm, width: 27cm

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Provenance

Collected by the Australian artist Donald Friend in Nigeria when he lived there in 1938 and 1939.

2226

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Rare, Matched Pair of Yoruba Male & Female Eshu Dance Wands

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

heights: 36cm & 37cm

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Provenance

UK art market

2219

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
18th-19th century or earlier

height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

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Provenance

private collection, UK.

2204

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Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

Yoruba People, Oyo Sub-group, Erin Region, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 29cm

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Provenance

UK art market.

2218

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Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th-20th century

length/height: 108cm

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Provenance

private collection, London; and previously, a private European collection.

2032

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Yoruba Carved Wooden Maternity Figure & Bowl, possibly by the carver Agbonbiofe

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1920

height: 45cm, depth: 27cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1915

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Yoruba Wooden Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

Yoruba People, Nigeria
19th century

dimensions: 27cm x 23cm x 2cm

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Provenance

UK art market

1865

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Fine Ifa Yoruba Divination Bowl

Yoruba People, Nigeria
circa 1920 or earlier

height: 19cm, width at widest point: 24cm

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Provenance

UK art market