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Yoruba [Nigeria]

Yoruba throne c.1956

Wood, glass beads | 131.0 x 62.0 x 63.0 cm | RCIN 74687

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This throne is one of a pair presented to The Queen by the Yoruba people of Nigeria in 1956. Beadwork and royalty are closely associated in Yoruba culture, and large quantites are considered a sign of wealth and status.