Lot 207: A lovely Yoruba beaded bottle

A lovely Yoruba beaded bottle, Ekiti Yoruba; Nigeria

The bottle of squared shaped entirely beaded with removable stopper, two panels depicting stylized classical Yoruba beaded faces while the other two display classical geometric panels, each side with small opposing sets of birds, the stopper with beaded bird grouping with larger central bird in the midst. A fine and lovely example. H. 13 1/2"

An example likely by the same workshop or artist is illustrated in Mason and Drewal's "Beads body and Soul' p. 225.

Property of a New York Private Collector

Charles Jones African Art, Wilmington, NC
A New York private collector of beadwork

Price Realized: $175

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