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Yoruba Nigerian tribal carving

Yoruba Nigerian tribal carving

Code: 10438

£200.00 free delivery uk mainland Approx $253.16, €233.37

Tribal art figure

A rare figure from the Yoruba Nigeria

Female figure with four faces held above her head.

A very unusual form of this particular art work.

These figures were usually carved if a twin should die in order to bring luck to the tribe. Could this be to replace four children ? Who knows but a rare and interesting piece.

Circa 1930/40

Untouched condition from a local estate sale

Stands at 35 cm tall