Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art at Kean University

Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art, on view through April 18 at Kean University’s Karl and Helen Burger Gallery, comprises twenty-eight Yoruba masterpieces from Nigeria, Benin, and Togo, all sourced from the collection of the Newark Museum. The pieces in the show, which were produced from the late nineteenth through the twentieth century, highlight the relationship between art and the spiritual world.

Visit the exhibition's official website.

Staff of authority, ipawo ase  -  Nigeria
Crown, ade abetiaja  -  Nigeria, 1970s
Twin figure, ere ibeji  -  Nigeria, 20th century
Sword of authority, ida ase  -  Nigeria, 19th–20th century
Dance vest with Esu figures  -  Nigeria, 19th–20th century
Divination tray, opon ifa  -  Nigeria, first half of 20th century  -  Attributed to Areogun or atelier
Egungun mask  -  Nigeria, 20th century

Information and images courtesy of Kean University and the Newark Museum.

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