YORUBA BEADED FIGURE 31

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YORUBA
BEADED FIGURES 31
20.5" high x 13.5" wide x 9.25" deep
$300

Despite its appearance, this Yoruba beaded work shows no evidence of age or use and was probably made to be sold. This group was probably on a cylindrical base like the others but that has been lost.  The figures stand but are a little unsteady.

Beads were signs of wealth and status. Many Yoruba sacred and secular objects were embellished with elaborate images and symbolic designs created by small glass beads.

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