YORUBA METALWORK

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Yoruba 1
16" high
$400
 

 

Yoruba 2
16" high
$450

 

Yoruba 4
12" high
$400

Yoruba 5
9.5" high
$200

 

Yoruba 8
5.25" high
$125

Yoruba 9
8" high
$200
 

Yoruba 10
7.5" high
$60

 

Yoruba
"Money Trees"

 

Yoruba
Bells

 

Yoruba
Currency
 

 

Yoruba
Osanyin Staffs
 

Yoruba
Gong
Catalog

 

Yoruba
Bar
Currency

 

Currency
Object
2

 

Yoruba
Gong Set
Catalog

The Yoruba metalworks below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

Yoruba 3
SOLD

Yoruba 6
SOLD

 

Yoruba 7
SOLD

Yoruba 11
SOLD

 

Yoruba 12
SOLD

 

Yoruba Fan 1
16.75 "
SOLD



Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA, METALWORK, Nigeria

In addition to a large and varied collection of iron currencies, gongs, bells and Osanyin healing staffs, the Yoruba also have cast figures and staffs, most from the Ogboni Society of elders. Dedicated to Onile, "the owner of the earth", they are referred to as Onile figures and in other forms as Edan staffs. One is a Shango staff. Although called "bronzes" they are usually various copper alloys, made by the lost wax process.

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