Bronze Edan Ancestral Figures
Museum quality EDAN Ancestral Figures. circa 1950s.
22" x 11" x 1.5"
Yoruba members of the Ogboni society understand this pair of staffs to be a single object, the edan, which embodies the Earth spirit. Representing one male and one female figure and linked by a chain, the edan symbolizes the necessary connection between the sexes.
The Estate of John and Hazel Hales-Biggers certify that the objects listed to be from the collection of African Art collected by the artist John T. Biggers during the last half of the 20th Century. each object comes with a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity from the estate.