A Ife bronze sculpture of an Ooni (Oba), A largely undestroyed statue of an Ooni of Ife. It shows the signs of dignity that the king wore during the classical period. The objects in the King's hand are signs of royal power, pearl necklace around the neck, and the chest jewelry is also a sign of dignity. An iron bell around the neck is unusual and no comparable example can be found in the literature. May be an allusion to the God Orisha - the powerful God of iron - of the Yoruba.
Frank Willet, Ife, Metropole afrikanischer Kunst, S. 32 ff, Tafel 6/7, Schätze aus Alt Nigeria, Ministerium für Kultur der DDR, Bode Museum 1985, S.117.
This object can be visited during the auction in the Gallery Wolfgang Jaenicke. It will not be sent and can only be picked up. After the end of the auction, the highest bidder can have the object for further analysis by its own account without significantly affecting the object in its substance. For this analysis, the winner of the auction has a period of 14 days. The object is from an old African Collection. Restitution organizations and individuals who are intensively concerned with restitution issues were informed about the object. See also Cultural Property Protection Law (Kultur Gut Schutz Gesetz - KGSG).
- Grupo étnico/cultura
- Región / país
- En estado razonable, usado con signos visibles de desgaste
- Se vende con soporte
- 82×0×0 cm
- 16 kg