African Bronze Osogbo Nigeria Regalia
African Bronze Osogbo Nigeria Regalia
African Bronze Osogbo Nigeria Regalia
African Bronze Osogbo Nigeria Regalia
African Bronze Osogbo Nigeria Regalia
African Bronze Osogbo Nigeria Regalia

African Bronze Osogbo Nigeria Regalia

Regular price
$ 1,200.00
Sale price
$ 600.00

Pair of bronze Edan Osogbo Ijebu, Yoruba, Nigeria. Linked male and female pieces. These symbolize Osugbo, the society of elders whose moral and political authority equals that of kings and chiefs. These were worn with the chain draped around the neck and the two staffs hanging down the chest. This pair reflect the conversion to Muslim belief by the use of geometric designs to replace the human figure or iconography. Patination with traces of verdigris. Intact. Circa late 19th, early 20th century. 

Weight: 450 g / 1 lb
Total length with chains spread: 98 cm / 38.5 in
Female piece: 33 cm / 13 in
Male piece: 36.5 cm / 14.25 in