Authentic Cup Carrier - Yoruba - Nigeria
Light-weighted wood with a magnificent patina, in accordance with the pictures. In very good state of preservation, no restoration needed.
From a private collection.
Among the Yoruba, it seems that the cup is the receptacle of Kola nuts, presented as a gesture of peace and welcome, as well as a means of communication with invisible forces.
The cup carrier represents an intermediary, a medium, making forces from elsewhere occur in our lives.
Related to royalty, the cup carrier represents one of the essential symbols of transmission of sacred political power.
Therefore, the cup becomes for some time the matrix of the universe, the privileged place where the spirits of ancestors can manifest themselves.
- Regione / Paese
- Africa Occidentale
- metà del XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Con supporto incluso
- 36×18×25 cm
- 1 kg