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Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori

Auction:
3270T
Lot:
1143
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
Sale #3270T - 3270T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
July 10, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Yoruba House of the Head, Ile Ori, resembling a crown with cylindrical base and openwork domed superstructure, the whole covered in cloth, hide, cowries, and rectangular glass mirrors in two places, aged patina throughout, ht. 25 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Architecture, Ase, Construction, Metalworking, Mirror, Openwork, Ori, Visual arts, Yoruba art, Yoruba culture, Yoruba people, Yoruba religion