Title: Pair of Female and Male Statues
Material: Wood and natural pigment
Description: The Urhobo live in the western part of the Niger Delta. These large figures were kept in sanctuaries, and sacrifices were regularly offered, as they represented the spirits of nature, the "Edjo". The sculptures express purity, their half seated half standing position alludes to them constraining energy. They have attributes of authority as depicted with their top hats. In celebrations to the "Edjo", the sculptures are honored.
Ex. Charles Jones African Art, N. Carolina, Ex. Scott Rodolitz, Ex. Christopher and Genevieve McConnell collection
Female Dimensions: approx. 33 1/2" height x 12 1/2" width x 9" depth
Male Dimensions: approx. 33 1/2" height x 10 1/2" width x 9" depth