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6492

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    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

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      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

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        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

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          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

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            Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

            Yoruba People, Nigeria
            19th century

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

            Provenance

            UK art market

            5561

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              Circular Yoruba Divination Board (Opon Ifa)

              Yoruba People, Nigeria
              19th century

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

              Provenance

              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

                Provenance

                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

                  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

                    Provenance

                    UK art market, formerly in an Oxford collection.

                    4574

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                      Carved Horn Miniature Divination Image of Eshu (Ikin Ifa)

                      Yoruba People, Nigeria
                      19th century

                      height: 7.6cm

                      Provenance

                      private London collection

                      4313

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                        Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                        Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                        19th century

                        height: 10.2cm

                        Provenance

                        private collection, London.

                        4314

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                          Eshu Dance Wrist Pendant

                          Yoruba People, Southern Egbado, Nigeria
                          19th century

                          height: 8cm

                          Provenance

                          private collection, London.

                          3890

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                            Yoruba Janus-Headed Shango Dancing Wand

                            Yoruba People, Nigeria
                            19th century

                            length: 31.5cm

                            Provenance

                            UK art market

                            3894

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                              Nigerian Carved & Painted Wooden Figurative Comb

                              Nigeria
                              late 19th-early 20th century

                              length: 23cm, width: 8cm

                              Provenance

                              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

                                Provenance

                                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

                                  Provenance

                                  UK art market

                                  3091

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                                    Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

                                    Nigeria
                                    18th century

                                    diameter: 19cm

                                    Provenance

                                    private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

                                    3107

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                                      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

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                                        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.

                                        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

                                          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

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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

                                            Provenance

                                            UK art market

                                            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

                                              Provenance

                                              UK art market

                                              2421

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                                                Yoruba Maternity Figural Offering Bowl

                                                Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                before 1938-39

                                                height: 64cm

                                                Provenance

                                                Collected by the artist Donald Friend in Nigeria, 1938

                                                2204

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                                                  Yoruba Ibeji Figure (Ere Ibeji)

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

                                                  height: 29cm

                                                  Provenance

                                                  UK art market.

                                                  2218

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                                                    Rare Yoruba Carved Wooden Processional Staff

                                                    Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                    19th-20th century

                                                    length/height: 108cm

                                                    Provenance

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

                                                    2219

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                                                      Yoruba Carved Wooden Divination Bowl

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

                                                      height: 14.2cm, diameter: 19cm

                                                      Provenance

                                                      private collection, UK.

                                                      1865

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                                                        Fine Ifa Yoruba Divination Bowl

                                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                                        circa 1920 or earlier

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

                                                        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

                                                          Provenance

                                                          UK art market

                                                          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

                                                            Provenance

                                                            UK art market