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YORUBA, ESHU STAFF (OGO ELEGBA), NIGERIA/WEST

Lot 0081 Details

Description
AFRICA
20th c.
Carved wood, cowrie shells
28" L.
Provenance: Helena Rubinstein, New York
Parke-Bernet Galleries, The Helena Rubinstein Collection, 21-29 April 1966, Lot 178
Allan Stone Collection, New York
Note: This figure of Eshu is Yoruba. The comb is Asante from Ghana. The flute is from Burkina Faso. These pieces are intended to be strung together.
These figures of Eshu, the trickster god of the Yoruba, are carved of hard wood in typical Yoruba style. They have proportionally large heads, notable protruding large eyes (in the style of the Oyo region), and the characteristic curved braid.
Condition
Condition reports are rendered as specialist opinion by the staff of the Auction House and/or independent consultants and not as statements of fact. We do not guarantee the content of written or verbal condition reports. The absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with the lot. ?? ?Please call us at (609) 397-9374 or e-mail info@ragoarts.com with any questions about this lot at least 24 hours prior to auction.?
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YORUBA, ESHU STAFF (OGO ELEGBA), NIGERIA/WEST

Estimate $500 - $1,000
Oct 19, 2018
Starting Price $250
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0081: YORUBA, ESHU STAFF (OGO ELEGBA), NIGERIA/WEST

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Lot 0081 Details

Description
...
AFRICA
20th c.
Carved wood, cowrie shells
28" L.
Provenance: Helena Rubinstein, New York
Parke-Bernet Galleries, The Helena Rubinstein Collection, 21-29 April 1966, Lot 178
Allan Stone Collection, New York
Note: This figure of Eshu is Yoruba. The comb is Asante from Ghana. The flute is from Burkina Faso. These pieces are intended to be strung together.
These figures of Eshu, the trickster god of the Yoruba, are carved of hard wood in typical Yoruba style. They have proportionally large heads, notable protruding large eyes (in the style of the Oyo region), and the characteristic curved braid.
Condition
...
Condition reports are rendered as specialist opinion by the staff of the Auction House and/or independent consultants and not as statements of fact. We do not guarantee the content of written or verbal condition reports. The absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with the lot. ?? ?Please call us at (609) 397-9374 or e-mail info@ragoarts.com with any questions about this lot at least 24 hours prior to auction.?

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