The natural rendering of the figure, with its exquisite detailed feature exude life, energy and movement. It was clearly done by the hand of a master carver, and embody the foundation of Yoruba aesthetics
( iwa l’ewa ).
A work that captures the essential nature of something, is considered to be beautiful. This sculpture was released once it was damaged, as it was no longer considered “ visually complete”,( termite damage on the back of the base) an essential component of Yoruba aesthetic judgment.