A statue of an Ooni (Oba)of Ife. It shows the signs of dignity that the king wore during the classical period. The objects in the King’s hand are signs of royal power, pearl necklace around the neck, and the chest jewelry is also a sign of dignity; partly greenish oxidised patina, different layers of malachit crystals.
Frank Willet, Ife, Metropole afrikanischer Kunst, S. 32 ff, Tafel 6/7, This sculpture can be visited in the Wolfgang Jaenicke Gallery, Berlin, Invitation1.8.19.
4.000 – 5.000,- Euro
Height: 66 cm
Weight: 8,9 kg
This object can be visited in the Gallery Wolfgang Jaenicke, Berlin. It will not be sent and
can only be picked up. The buyer can have the object for further analysis by its own account
without significantly affecting the object in its substance.
For this analysis the buyer has a period of 14 days. The object is from an old African Collection.
Restitution organizations and individuals who are intensively concerned with restitution issues
were informed about the object. See also Cultural Property Protection Law (Kultur Gut Schutz
Gesetz – KGSG).