Yoruba Male Elder Figure, Nigeria #284

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  • Yoruba Male Elder Figure, Nigeria #284
  • A Male Yoruba Elder Figure with a Ceremonial Staff in one hand and a carved wooden Chain or Necklace of Beads (symbolizing Rank or Office in the Community's Governing Structure or Secret Society Structure) in the other hand. 
  • Carved from a single block of wood, this fine and complex carving would have represented a Revered Elder. The Figure was most likely used in Ceremonies or Rituals involving Judgements or Official Actions in the Community.
  • Condition: Very good in all aspects of the Figure, which is based on a plinth with heavy deterioration from long term use and age. Natural brownish patina. 
  • Measurements:  54cm
  • Age: Mid 20th Century
  • Origin is Nigeria