Lot: 260

96th Auction

Face bell "omo"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Ijebu

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 4.5 inch 1500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

copper alloy (bronze, brass), with clapper, traces of corrosion, missing part These bells were owned by important Ijebu chiefs. They were worn on a sash draped diagonally across the torso.


Homberger, Lorenz (Hg.), Yoruba, Zürich 1991, p. 53