The Oshugbo or Ogboni society consists of the oldest and wisest men and women in a community. They settle disputes and balance the power of the king. This figure depicts a titled male elder. He wears the ritual sash over his left shoulder and the bea
Africa | Female figure with children from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Early to mid 20th century | Wood and pigment || Yoruba figurative sculptures for shrines dedicated to various deities often depict female devotees accompanied by children and holding bowls for kola nuts or other offerings.
Yoruba Design Heritage - Yoruba women's wear comprising an iro (wrapper) and gele (head dress)