Terracotta Figure
Yoruba, Nigeria
19th Century
Provenance: Vianna Finch, acquired in the 1970’s from the Eric Robertson Gallery, New York City, then by descent to family.

This is a unique example of the exquisite Yoruba terracotta art tradition. Dating to the 19th Century, this small male figure sits, with his hands clasped in front of its belly, like many other figures in the Yoruba tradition. He is contemplative, with wide set eyes and a distinctive nose. The sculptor has taken time to render the curvature and bone structure of this figure’s face, giving him individualized features.

Height: 9 inches
IN 10-12-16 / SOLD


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