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Lot 0155 Details

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A group of three beaded crowns. ++ A beaded crown for an oba, Nigeria, Yoruba style. 20th century. 15". ++ A beaded crown for an oba, Nigeria, Yoruba style. 20th century. 15". ++ A beaded crown for an oba, Nigeria, Yoruba style. 20th century. 15".
Provenance: The Inventory and Collection from the Estate of Merton D. Simpson. "The beaded veiled crown, called adenla ("great crown"), is more than a symbol of kingship. Each crown embodies ideals of political and personal stability, refuge for the oppressed, salvation, and much more. Worn only on ceremonial occasions, the crown gave the king the power to communicate with his spirit ancestors in order to benefit his people. At other times it was kept on display and given the same respect and attention as the king himself. Because these crowns hold so much power, they are among the most sacred Yoruba objects." artsmia.org
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A group of three beaded crowns.

Estimate $400 - $600Dec 03, 2016
Starting Price $200
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