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It is likely that based upon the heavy maternity motif that this figure, with exceptionally thick encrustation from applied materials, once was placed upon a shrine in which it was literally showered with materials which now form the patina of the figure. It is not common to find a maternity figure of this degree of use and in this style. Published on the internal cover page of Segy's "African Sculpture" and prominently fetatured in Segy's book, it is highly collectible and would be a very interesting subject for further research. It is archived in multiple places in the Yale Archive, No. 0042121~01. Photo Archive Source- Van Rijn Archive, Yale University
|Lot ID: 95|
|Low Estimate: $2,500|
|High Estimate: $6,500|
|Next Bid: $1,900|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood, heavy encrustation from applied shrine materials, feathers|
|Dimensions: 13.75'' (34.92 cm) height|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Nigeria|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|The word ‘Yoruba’ describes both a language and a tribe living across Nigeria and the Popular Republic of Benin, in an area of forest and savannah. Their origins can be traced back to the end of the first millennium like the civilization of Ife. Following the collapse of the Ife civilization, a number of kingdoms such as the Ijebu and the Oyo emerged. They, in turn, disintegrated during the 18th and 19th centuries, but were revived by the colonial powers at the end of the 19th century and today still form the political structure of the Yoruba people. The enormous scale of the slave trade in Nigeria contributed to the Diaspora of the Yoruba people and informed spiritual practices in countries such as Haiti (Ref: Bacquart, “Tribal Arts of Africa”; Beckwith and Fisher, “African Ceremonies”; Fagg, Pemberton and Holcombe, “Yoruba,” 1982). Yoruba culture and links to traditional Yoruba religion and belief systems are integrated heavily in an area that spans the Caribbean and Southern United States and Cuba, Brazil and Latin America, and throughout parts of Europe and Africa. Further expertise:Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, Drewal, Pemberton III, Abiodun, Wardwell, Ibeji, Chemeche, Yoruba: An Art of Life, Cooksey and Mato, Ibeji: The Cult of Yoruba Twins, Chemeche|
|Provenance: Yale Archive, No. 0042121~01. Ex. Fernandez Leventhal Gallery, NY, Ex. Ladislav Segy, NY, Published (cover) "African Sculpture, L. Segy, Exhibition History: Vetted by a committee of tribal art experts as antique and authentic and exhibited at San Francisco Tribal Arts Show, January 2015 and BRUNEAF, Brussels, June 2015|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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