terra cotta image of a warrior king, possibly the Ono of Ife, softly sculpted
human features, skirted with a slight paunch, indented small of the back,
with a flywhisk in the right hand and a horn cup in the left hand. Grey
color. Rattles when shaken.
19th/early 20th Century
x 7" wide x 4" deep.
A work of remarkable detail, especially considering the medium, befitting a leader of such significance.
Exhibited at the Owensboro
Museum of Art in 1995.
return to African
tribal art gallery