Statuetta(e) - Legno - Yoruba - Africa Occidentale

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Statuetta(e) - Legno - Yoruba - Africa Occidentale
metà del XX secolo - Buone condizioni

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.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Statuetta(e)
Etnia/cultura
Yoruba
Regione / Paese
Africa Occidentale
Materiale
Legno
Periodo
metà del XX secolo
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
36×18×25 cm
Peso
1 kg
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