YORUBA PRIEST'S CAPE, Nigeria

This textile, identified as a cape for the possession priest, has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.


 

Photographs by Tim Hamill © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA
PRIEST'S CAPE
70" high x 82" wide
Nigeria
$10,000

Dyed cotton with cowries, coins, bells and packages of magical substances.

An example can be seen in a photograph of a shango shrine on page 153 of Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought by Drewal, Pemberton and Abiodun.

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