This offer is for a genuine African Elephant Ivory sculpture. Although very primitive, it was executed with rich, wonderful details and measures just under 9 inches tall, is about 2-1/2 inches wide and weighs about 2 pounds. We believe it was created in the 1930s but are sure it is not later than 1950s.
This item represents "Oshun," a deity of the Yoruba culture of N.W. region of Africa. It was made for the wife of a Nigerian Farmer and either sold to or given to Mr. Turnier and acquire from him in 1998.
Provenance: Victor Turnier. Mr. Turnier was born in Jamaica ca 1927, and taught school there for 20+ years. He went to London, early 1950s, then to Nigeria, Africa to teach English. He amassed a large collection of African art and personal objects. He came to U.S. about 1966, and was living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when this was acquired from him at the West Palm Beach Fair-Grounds in 1998. At this time his present whereabouts are unknown.
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