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"aringo ogun Yoruba staff. Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt"

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"aringo ogun Yoruba staff.  Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt"
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This top of a staff is representing the god of iron and war: " Aringa Ogun". The Yoruba "like most African groups" have a particular reverence for iron, as it is intimately associated with war, power and (male) authority. Those who work iron are also endowed with magical abilities that find their way into many other aspects of Yoruba life. Sold with a custom stand in wood and metal. Layered patina with remains of offerings. Provenance: Gaetan Schoonbroodt, Verviers. H= 40 cm
Condition
Layered patina with remains of offerings
Dimensions
39.6 x 7.9 x 6.9 cm
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"aringo ogun Yoruba staff. Prov: Gaetan Schoonbroodt"

Estimate €600 - €1,200
Sep 22, 2019
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Est. €600 - €1,200Starting Price €300
Living African Art Treasures By David Norden
Sep 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0033 Details
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This top of a staff is representing the god of iron and war: " Aringa Ogun". The Yoruba "like most African groups" have a particular reverence for iron, as it is intimately associated with war, power and (male) authority. Those who work iron are also endowed with magical abilities that find their way into many other aspects of Yoruba life. Sold with a custom stand in wood and metal. Layered patina with remains of offerings. Provenance: Gaetan Schoonbroodt, Verviers. H= 40 cm
Condition
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Layered patina with remains of offerings
Dimensions
39.6 x 7.9 x 6.9 cm
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