Our catalogue > Culture: Yoruba

or...

6960

Enquiry about object: 6960

    Your First Name (required)

    Your Last Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your Country (required)

    Your Message

    Fine Pair of Oyo Yoruba Ibeji Twins

    Yoruba People, Oyo, Igbuke Region, Nigeria
    late 19th century-early 20th century

    height: approximately 27.1cm, combined weight: 563g

    Provenance

    UK art market

    6492

    Enquiry about object: 6492

      Your First Name (required)

      Your Last Name (required)

      Your Email (required)

      Your Country (required)

      Your Message

      Very Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Priest’s Costume with Leather & Mirrors

      Yoruba People, Nigeria
      circa 1850

      length: 96.5cm, width: 54.5cm (approximately)

      Provenance

      found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

      6493

      Enquiry about object: 6493

        Your First Name (required)

        Your Last Name (required)

        Your Email (required)

        Your Country (required)

        Your Message

        Rare & Early Yoruba Shango Shrine Leather Bag (Laba)

        Yoruba People, Nigeria
        circa 1850

        width: 49.5cm

        Provenance

        found in the attic of a house in northern England where it is believed to have been stored undisturbed since at least the 1930s.

        4806

        Enquiry about object: 4806

          Your First Name (required)

          Your Last Name (required)

          Your Email (required)

          Your Country (required)

          Your Message

          Unusual Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

          Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
          late 19th century

          height: 23.5cm; weight: 398g

          Provenance

          Volta Place Gallery, Washington DC; Pendarell (Pen) Kent Collection.

          6436

          Enquiry about object: 6436

            Your First Name (required)

            Your Last Name (required)

            Your Email (required)

            Your Country (required)

            Your Message

            Fine, Nigerian Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

            Yoruba People, Nigeria
            circa 1920

            height: 46cm, length: 27cm, width: 31cm, weight: 1,765g

            Provenance

            formerly in the collection of the late Dr James Bynon, lecturer in Berber studies, School of Oriental & African Studies, University College London.

            4474

            Enquiry about object: 4474

              Your First Name (required)

              Your Last Name (required)

              Your Email (required)

              Your Country (required)

              Your Message

              Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

              Yoruba People, Nigeria
              19th century

              circumference: approx.: 96cm, weight: 178g

              Provenance

              UK art market

              5560

              Enquiry about object: 5560

                Your First Name (required)

                Your Last Name (required)

                Your Email (required)

                Your Country (required)

                Your Message

                Rectangular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

                Yoruba People, Nigeria
                19th-early 20th century

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

                Provenance

                UK art market

                3104

                Enquiry about object: 3104

                  Your First Name (required)

                  Your Last Name (required)

                  Your Email (required)

                  Your Country (required)

                  Your Message

                  Pair of Yoruba Bronze Ogboni Staves

                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                  early 19th century

                  heights: 22cm, combined wight: 881g

                  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

                  Enquiry about object: 944

                    Your First Name (required)

                    Your Last Name (required)

                    Your Email (required)

                    Your Country (required)

                    Your Message

                    Yoruba Gelede Dance Headdress

                    Yoruba People, Nigeria
                    circa 1940

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

                    Provenance

                    UK art market, formerly in an Oxford collection.

                    4313

                    Enquiry about object: 4313

                      Your First Name (required)

                      Your Last Name (required)

                      Your Email (required)

                      Your Country (required)

                      Your Message

                      Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                      Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                      19th century

                      height: 10.2cm

                      Provenance

                      private collection, London.

                      4314

                      Enquiry about object: 4314

                        Your First Name (required)

                        Your Last Name (required)

                        Your Email (required)

                        Your Country (required)

                        Your Message

                        Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                        Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                        19th century

                        height: 8cm

                        Provenance

                        private collection, London.

                        3890

                        Enquiry about object: 3890

                          Your First Name (required)

                          Your Last Name (required)

                          Your Email (required)

                          Your Country (required)

                          Your Message

                          Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

                          Yoruba People, Nigeria
                          19th century

                          length: 31.5cm

                          Provenance

                          UK art market

                          3894

                          Enquiry about object: 3894

                            Your First Name (required)

                            Your Last Name (required)

                            Your Email (required)

                            Your Country (required)

                            Your Message

                            Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

                            Nigeria
                            late 19th-early 20th century

                            length: 23cm, width: 8cm

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            3497

                            Enquiry about object: 3497

                              Your First Name (required)

                              Your Last Name (required)

                              Your Email (required)

                              Your Country (required)

                              Your Message

                              Superb Pair of Ibeji Figures (Ere Ibeji)

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

                              heights: 24.4cm

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              3498

                              Enquiry about object: 3498

                                Your First Name (required)

                                Your Last Name (required)

                                Your Email (required)

                                Your Country (required)

                                Your Message

                                Nigerian Yoruba Ibeji Twin Figure (Ere Ibeji)

                                Yagba Tribe, Egbe Region, Nigeria
                                late 19th century

                                height: 25.5cm

                                Provenance

                                UK art market

                                3091

                                Enquiry about object: 3091

                                  Your First Name (required)

                                  Your Last Name (required)

                                  Your Email (required)

                                  Your Country (required)

                                  Your Message

                                  Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

                                  Nigeria
                                  18th century

                                  diameter: 19cm

                                  Provenance

                                  private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

                                  3107

                                  Enquiry about object: 3107

                                    Your First Name (required)

                                    Your Last Name (required)

                                    Your Email (required)

                                    Your Country (required)

                                    Your Message

                                    Yoruba Eshu Dance Wand

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

                                    height: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

                                    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

                                    Enquiry about object: 3108

                                      Your First Name (required)

                                      Your Last Name (required)

                                      Your Email (required)

                                      Your Country (required)

                                      Your Message

                                      Yoruba Shango Oshe Dance Wand

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

                                      length: approximately 25cm, width: approximately 6cm

                                      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.

                                      3119

                                      Enquiry about object: 3119

                                        Your First Name (required)

                                        Your Last Name (required)

                                        Your Email (required)

                                        Your Country (required)

                                        Your Message

                                        Pair of Yoruba Ceremonial Ogboni Staffs

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

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

                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        2863

                                        Enquiry about object: 2863

                                          Your First Name (required)

                                          Your Last Name (required)

                                          Your Email (required)

                                          Your Country (required)

                                          Your Message

                                          Fine Yoruba Male Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

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

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

                                          Provenance

                                          UK art market

                                          2421

                                          Enquiry about object: 2421

                                            Your First Name (required)

                                            Your Last Name (required)

                                            Your Email (required)

                                            Your Country (required)

                                            Your Message

                                            Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

                                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                            before 1938-39

                                            height: 64cm

                                            Provenance

                                            Collected by the artist Donald Friend in Nigeria, 1938

                                            2204

                                            Enquiry about object: 2204

                                              Your First Name (required)

                                              Your Last Name (required)

                                              Your Email (required)

                                              Your Country (required)

                                              Your Message

                                              Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

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

                                              height: 29cm

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market.

                                              2218

                                              Enquiry about object: 2218

                                                Your First Name (required)

                                                Your Last Name (required)

                                                Your Email (required)

                                                Your Country (required)

                                                Your Message

                                                Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

                                                Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                19th-early 20th century

                                                length: 108cm

                                                Provenance

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

                                                2032

                                                Enquiry about object: 2032

                                                  Your First Name (required)

                                                  Your Last Name (required)

                                                  Your Email (required)

                                                  Your Country (required)

                                                  Your Message

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

                                                  Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                  circa 1920

                                                  height: 45cm, depth: 27cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market