logo
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Log In
lots of lots
placeholder

Urhobo EDJO RE AKARE figure Nigeria XIXth century

Discover Similar Items

See All
placeholder
Est. $7,500Nov 11

Teke people (Bateke), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa: Bulti Bonga (Power Figure) Late 19th Century (Circa 1875).

Woodshed Art AuctionsFranklin, MA, US
placeholder
Est. $2,000Nov 11

Lobi people, Burkina Faso: Bateba figure of a woman. 19th century, circa 1890, carved wood, mounted onto a wooden stand. The

Woodshed Art AuctionsFranklin, MA, US
placeholder
Est. $100,000Nov 13

Standing Male Ancestral Shrine Figure of a Chief, one of a twin set of guardians, Ibo/Igbo Peoples, Nigeria, in carved wood

placeholder
Est. $7002 days Left

A WOOD GUANYIN FIGURE.M032.C China. 19/20th century. C Property from a Private American New York City Collection.Measure:

Regis AuctionHong Kong, , HK
placeholder
Est. $7002 days Left

A WOOD KONGMIN FIGURE.M031.C China. 19/20th century. C Property from a Private American New York City Collection.Measure:

Regis AuctionHong Kong, , HK
placeholder
Est. $1,500Nov 13

Very Old, Blocky Montol Carved Wood Figure (with twelve fingers), oval shaped head with six scarification incisions

Nov 13
$250
placeholder
Est. $9005 days Left

Carved Wood Figure of Saint Peterfourth quarter 18th century, possibly Italian, on a baroque base with scrolled corners,

placeholder
Est. $80Nov 14

AN INDONESIAN TRIBAL WOOD ANCESTRAL MALE FIGURAL POST, ASMAT PEOPLES, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, THIRD QUARTER 20TH CENTURY, detailed

placeholder
Est. $4,5002 days Left

A LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF GUANYIN BUDDHAChina. Qing dynasty .18 th century.Measure: Height 19.88 ", Width 7.25 ",Length 8

Regis AuctionHong Kong, , HK
placeholder
Est. $4007 days Left

Title: CHAMBA TCHAMBA cute cubist figure Nigeria African Tribal Art 1385Description: NIGERIACute cubist Chamba

Jasper52New York, NY, US
placeholder
Est. $8001 day Left

This is an interesting third quarter of the 19th Century hide society pouch flat bag with quilled and beaded design showing

placeholder
Est. €601 day Left

African Art- Two figuresa) In Côte d'Ivoire, Baulé style. H. 59 cm. Lighter dense wood, crusty black-brown patina, white

Lot 0010 Details

Description
This impressive Nigerian Urhobo figure has a distinguished collection history, having previously belonged to Jean-Marc Desaive, who purchased it from Cornette de Saint Cyr. H = 93cmIt has an impressive handling patina and is dated to the XIXth century. It was intended to protect a village against bad spirits and attacks from another village, and represents -edjo re akare spirits.The figures have been extensively studied by Anderson & Peek:The Urhobo honor both ancestors and nature spirits with their figurative sculptures. Figures dedicated to specific ancestors who played a prominent role in founding a lineage, village, or clan (eshe) preside over communal meeting houses. Standing at the center of the hall, aligned with its physical and spiritual axis, an eshe carving provides an image of leadership and moral compass for those who gather to deliberate affairs affecting the larger community. People who engage in dangerous occupations, such as warfare and hunting, may present the eshe with offerings in the process of seeking its protection. Conversely, the ancestors, who look out for and guard against antisocial activity, inflict illnesses on those who practice sorcery or witchcraft. Wrongdoers must confess their misdeeds before the figure of their esteemed ancestor if they wish to recover"" (Anderson & Peet, 2002:127)."
Condition
Aged layered offerings patina. Several restorations, and parts missing
Dimensions
23.8 x 92.1 x 16.8 cm
Buyer's Premium
  • 12%

Urhobo EDJO RE AKARE figure Nigeria XIXth century

Estimate €8,000 - €10,000Sep 22, 2019
Starting Price €4,000
Shipping, Payment & Auction Policies
See Policy for Shipping
Ships fromAntwerp, Belgium
placeholderplaceholder
Get notifications from your favorite auctioneers.
placeholderplaceholder
As Seen On
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
placeholder
Shop With Confidence
Since 2002, LiveAuctioneers has made exceptional items available for safe purchase in secure online auctions.
placeholder