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Yoruba Sango rider - Nigeria - African Art Tribal Art

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Yoruba Sango rider - Nigeria - African Art Tribal Art
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  • Title: Yoruba Sango rider - Nigeria - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: Nigeria
  • Dimension: 18,9 Inch
  • Weight: 3,42 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Rider, figure, statue
  • Additional Information: Representations of horsemen are very common in The African Yoruba Art, and for good reason, it is the central theme of history called "The Death and The Cavalier of The King".
    This fiction tells the funeral of the late King of Oyo, a former African state founded in the 15th century, neighbor of the kingdom of Dahomey, and the tradition that his rider, Elesin, must commit suicide within thirty days of the death of the king in order to follow Yoruba religious dogma. The death of the rider is indeed intended to guarantee the king a safe drive to his new home.
    Elesin, a simple man enjoying life, is given a mission he does not want and ends up disappointing the Yoruba people who place high expectations in him.

    It was this myth that inspired the sculptor to make this piece. It has certain elements and constant characteristics such as a mount of different proportions than those of the rider. The horse here has an imposing head and a rather small body. Elesin stands proudly on his horse.
    The typical Yoruba facies have wide eyes and a detailed beard. The room is covered with a thick crusty patina.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $336.00

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    Yoruba Sango rider - Nigeria - African Art Tribal Art

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    Oct 28, 2021
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  • Title: Yoruba Sango rider - Nigeria - African Art Tribal Art
  • Date/Period: Mid 20th century
  • Origin: Nigeria
  • Dimension: 18,9 Inch
  • Weight: 3,42 Pounds
  • Materials: Wood
  • Item Type: Rider, figure, statue
  • Additional Information: Representations of horsemen are very common in The African Yoruba Art, and for good reason, it is the central theme of history called "The Death and The Cavalier of The King".
    This fiction tells the funeral of the late King of Oyo, a former African state founded in the 15th century, neighbor of the kingdom of Dahomey, and the tradition that his rider, Elesin, must commit suicide within thirty days of the death of the king in order to follow Yoruba religious dogma. The death of the rider is indeed intended to guarantee the king a safe drive to his new home.
    Elesin, a simple man enjoying life, is given a mission he does not want and ends up disappointing the Yoruba people who place high expectations in him.

    It was this myth that inspired the sculptor to make this piece. It has certain elements and constant characteristics such as a mount of different proportions than those of the rider. The horse here has an imposing head and a rather small body. Elesin stands proudly on his horse.
    The typical Yoruba facies have wide eyes and a detailed beard. The room is covered with a thick crusty patina.

    Stand not included.

    Reserve: $336.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $55.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
  • Condition
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    Good, see pictures.

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