A RARE YORUBA ANCESTOR FIGURE
Provenance: Philip and Rosalind Goldman, London
This male figure is carrying a snake around his shoulders. Snakes symbolize the positive feminine qualities of patience and coolness. A snake coiled around the front also cautions vigilance with the saying "the snake sleeps but continues to see".
Wood and natural pigments, beautiful designs on the body and the snake, 80 x 32 cm.
Price: € 4.500,-