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Yoruba Kneeling Bowl Bearer with Child Nigeria African Art Collection

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Title Yoruba Kneeling Bowl Bearer with Child Nigeria African Art Collection
Type of Object Carving, Figure, Statue, Sculpture
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba
Materials Wood and Pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 14 Inches
Width: 6 Inches
Depth: 9 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair N/A

Additional Information: A delicately carved Yoruba figure of a keeling female carrying a bowl. Her skin is intricately decorated with Yoruba scarification patterns, and her tall dark headcrest is a defining feature.

From the Collection of Robert Pearson, Denver, Colorado

Bob Pearson began collecting African art later in his life. He was a n engineer, inveterate climber, and long-time collector of books and paintings. Spurred by the Douglas Society at the Denver Museum of Art, and his friendship with noted collector George Heggarty, he began building an enormous, eclectic collection. His African art library grew to several hundred books. He loved textiles and “material culture”-things which had domestic use, like spoons, cups, stools, and chairs, as well as masks and carvings. His collection included items from more than thirty African countries, and his fine eye gave him pieces ranging from a golddust scale to huge Dogon figural ladders. Africa Direct is honored to have been chosen to sell them.