A fragmentary Yoruba Bronze
A fragmentary Yoruba Bronze object with a crocodile head, on the rim with a decorative border of small rings, bronze patina greenish, brownish with encrustations.
"art in the Yoruba culture is created for ceremony and ritual, a means of engaging the dailyyet sacred relationship to the Earth and the spirits of the greater universe. Yoruba art gives visual form to the divine and, in turn, inspires religious devotion." Neil Tetkowski; Catalogue "Embodying the sacred in Yoruba Art, Selections from the Newark Museum Collection", 1996.
Height: 27 cm
Weight: 1000 g (incl. stand)