Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba
Thomas Ona's Oba

Thomas Ona's Oba

c. 1940 Nigeria

Offered by Walpoles

£895 gbp
Request Information
Favourite Item
Thomas Ona Odulate was a sculptor, a Yoruba from Ikorodu who carved a local light wood with an adze and knife to produce sculptures representing mostly British colonial officials and visiting dignitaries to Nigeria. From the ruling Mosene family of Ikorodu, he later moved to and worked in Lagos; he died in November of 1952. Ona finished his carvings with red and black ink together with white shoe polish, the majority of the work left to the natural tan of the wood. This figure is a regular character in Ona's oeuvre, titled 'OBA', a Yoruba king, and retains his separately carved staff and headress. Nigeria c.1940.
11.25 inches high.
Stock Code
1922
Walpoles

Walpoles
5 Commonwealth Buildings
Woolwich Church Street
London
SE18 5NS
England

Opening Hours
Contacts
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2006
Members of
View Full Details