BEADED FIGURE 24
19" high x 4" wide x 8" deep
Beads were signs of wealth and status. Many Yoruba sacred and secular objects were embellished with elaborate images and symbolic designs created by small glass beads.
Despite its appearance, this Yoruba beaded work shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold. This horseman was made to be mounted on a pole or staff. The black pole here is not the original but was made for display.