Lot 12: 20th C. Yoruba Painted Wood Ose Sango Staff

Artemis Gallery

November 7, 2016
Louisville, CO, US

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Description: **Originally listed for 200.

Africa, Yoruba, Nigeria, ca. 1950 to 1960. Looking a bit like Maggy Simson, but created long before this TV show ever hit the airwaves. Wooden staff in the form of a male chieftan. He sits upon a rounded stool holding a dead bird in one hand a mace or rattle in the other. His face is marked with liberal amounts of ritual scarification and he is painted in bright shades of yellow, blue, red, black, green and white. Rare to find this nice! Size: 11.5" H (29.2 cm)

All tribal examples have been vetted and are guaranteed authentic tribally used pieces and not tourist items.

Provenance: Ex - Adeon Gallery, Nick Poolos collection, Chicago, IL acquired before 1970

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Condition Report: Very minor paint fading else near choice
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