YORUBA METALWORK

 

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 metal objects above have been vetted as authentic, with signs of use and age.

YORUBA STYLE METALWORK

Despite their appearance the metal objects below may have been made to be sold.

 

Yoruba Style
Ogboni Figure 1
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

Yoruba Style 8
5.25" high
$125

Yoruba Style 9
8" high
$200
 

Yoruba Style 10
7.5" high
$60

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 © Hamill Gallery

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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