Art and Death in A Yoruba Community

by Norma Wolff
Professor Emerita, Iowa State University

Egungun. Yoruba peoples, Nigeria. Photo by Norma H. Wolff.

Ayoola, now deceased, was the grandson of Adugbologe, a nineteenth century carver identified by William Fagg as "probably the best artist of this century in the important carving center of Abeokuta."