BEADED FIGURES 31
20.5" high x 13.5" wide x 9.25" deep
Despite its appearance, this Yoruba beaded work shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold. This group was probably on a cylindrical base like the others but that has been lost. The figures stand but are a little unsteady.
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.
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