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Title:The essence of the image in the religious sculptures of the Yoruba of Nigeria
Author:Adepegba, Cornelius O.
Periodical:Nigeria Magazine
Geographic term:Nigeria
religious art
Abstract:In all facets of Yoruba life the reactivation of the Yoruba language is visible. The day-to-day conversations of the people, their expressions and uses of words, especially if examined carefully within their cultures seem capable of explaining their concept of any aspect of their life, and the world around them. Then, as the people's traditional sculptures mostly consist of images either as entire objects or parts of them, ere, the Yoruba word for the image - interchangeably used with the word aworan - offers ample freedom to directly examine whatever is derivable from the language about the real objects, their forms as well as their significance. The day-to-day usage of the ere means 'sculptural image', while awalran applies to any image, be it painting, sculpture or photographs. Ere is therefore more appropriate for this discussion: Introduction - Ere as memorial image - Ife arts and the attributes of Ere - Ere as object of worship - Images in the shrines - The optionality of the objects to the owners and of the images on the objects - Sharing of names between religious and secular objects - Conclusions. Notes.