Lot 284
Yoruba, Nigeria, Beaded Shrine Figure
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
20th century, a tall female is depicted carrying an offering, the wooden body covered in canvas upon which has been hand-sewn, allover, with a multitude of brightly colored beads, cowrie shell dangle from the earlobes.

48 x 9 in.

Figures and other objects covered in beads advertised the owner's wealth and importance.

Good condition; small bead losses at left elbow and wrist; imbedded grime in some areas. Largely intact for a work of such a fragile nature.