BÁMIGBÓYÈ, a master sculptor of the Yorùbá tradition

: Green (J.)

R 1,145.00
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239pp., 4to., colour illus., maps, hardback, d.w., New Haven, 2023


With contributions by Olúṣẹ̀yẹ Adéṣọlá, Anne Turner Gunnison, Efeoghene Igor, Will Rea, and Cathy Silverman.

Monograph published in conjunction with the exhibition, Yale University Art Gallery, September 2022 - January 2023.

Nigerian artist Moshood Olúṣọmọ Bámigbóyè (ca. 1885-1975). was one of a number of Yorùbá woodcarvers with workshops in southwestern Nigeria. He is best known for the spectacular masks called Ẹpa that he carved for religious festivals in the region.

Includes the first published translation of Bámigbóyè’s full oríkì, or oral praise poem, recited by the family in honour of the exhibition.