Mask (Araorun jin jin jin)

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Origin – The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

Genre – sculpture (Relief)

Year of Production – 2016

Medium - fibre glass with bronze cladding

A classic depiction of the ancestral spirit as perceived by the Yoruba tradition which is majorly appeased with a masquerade festival. Mask plays a major role in the rituals associated with the masquerade festival which is celebrated at different period annually among Yoruba cities and descendants worldwide.

Ara orun jin jin jin (Mask) represent the ever efficient spirits of our ancestors that watches over his descendants.

Iya loja (market woman)

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Origin – The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

Genre – sculpture (Relief)

Year of Production – 2016

Medium - fibre glass with bronze cladding

Viewing the market place as economic hub of an African community and significant role a woman plays in its overall stability this art piece (Iya loja) creatively summarise the African woman as a centre piece and life line of a give community with the perfect blend of her family responsibilities and her expertise in commerce.

Ariya (Celebration)

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Origin – The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

Year of Production – 2016

Genre – sculpture (Relief)

Medium - fibre glass with bronze cladding

Drumming, singing and the making of melody of all sorts are associated with celebration and goodnews. Dancers, drummers and other forms of melody makers are rendered in different depths of relief creating an atmosphere of celebration in a wide range of space, a common scene on an average evening somewhere in Yoruba land. Ariya (celebration) passes a message of joy, and hope which also affirms the cultural bonds of a progressive people.

Maiden (Omidan)

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Origin – The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

Genre – sculpture (Relief)

Year of Production – 2016

Medium - fibre glass with bronze cladding

The cultural concept of marriage in ancient Yoruba culture revolves around the virtue of

maidenhood. Hard work, high moral standard and diligence are part of those virtues an African

society extol above beauty. Depicted as returning from a stream with a clay put on her head and

another clamp between her elbow and her waist, gazing with a charming focus she stands to

elegantly represent the beauty of an African maiden.

Omidan expounds the expected societal standards and moral requirements of an African lady+*

before been deemed fit for marriage.

The Art Piece of His Imperial Majesty (HIM), Oba, Dr. Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja, II.

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Origin – The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

Genre – sculpture (Relief)

Year of Production – 2016

Medium - fibre glass with bronze cladding 

Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi is the 5th direct descendant of the Giesi Ruling Family (Ooni Ojaja Orarigba – Ayikiti ninu Aran reigned from 1878-1880, he was the 44th Ooni of Ile-Ife to rule. 

 Many years before the birth of the young Ooni, it was predicted that a child of prominence that would impact the lives of mankind would be born into the family at exactly 1pm. Indeed, Adeyeye came into this world at exactly 1pm on a Thursday, the 17th of October, 1974. 

Metalokan (The Trinity)

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Origin – The Palace of the Ooni of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

Genre – sculpture (Relief)

Year of Production – 2016

Medium - fibre glass with bronze cladding

That is one of the oldest artifacts in the world, and it stands for the 3 in 1 principle of God

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