YORUBA STYLE OGBONI FIGURES & EDAN STAFFS, NIGERIA

YORUBA STYLE Ogboni Figure1
16" high
$400 

 

YORUBA STYLE Ogboni Figure 2
16" high
$450

 

YORUBA STYLE Edan Staff 4
12" high
$400

YORUBA STYLE Edan Staff 5
9.5" high
$200

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, Edan Staffs, Nigeria

Despite their appearance these  Ogboni figures and Edan staffs show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

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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