King Oron

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  • MY15002
This statue represents the King of Nigeria "Oron" holding in his hands mystics sticks. It was... more
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This statue represents the King of Nigeria "Oron" holding in his hands mystics sticks. It was made in 1944 with wood (bibolo). In southeastern Nigeria, Cross River state is populated by Oron, the Efik and Ejagham. Oron people had a king known as " Oro Ahta ". The Ahta has all the Ofong (also known as Ivong or ifong) Afha and leaders as members of its Board of traditional government. There are great leaders such as Ikpoto, Akpha Okete Okete which are also recognized by the Board of Ahta.
The Oron were, among others, famous for their sculptures : figures Ekpu made to the death of a notable. These statues are all a beard, sometimes a cap and hold in their hands an object characteristic of the dead leader. These effigies of ancestors lined up in shrines and honored twice a year.

  • Height 33.1 in
  • Width 14.2 in
  • Weight 13.2 lbs
Date of creation: 1944
Countries: Nigeria
Materials: wood
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