71" high x 8" wide x 9" deep
This Yoruba post has been vetted as authentic with evidence of use and age.
Most Yoruba houseposts were placed in the inner coutyard, or veranda. Some will appear to be support posts but, like this one, they did not bear weight. Although usually frontal, som, like this one, have figures facing in opposite directions; it was obviously meant to be seen from all sides. This post appears to have been placed directly in the ground, not on the veranda. Very nicely carved, the main figure probably depicts a senior wife.
There are stable cracks on the upper figure and on the head (see details) and on the lower post. Most of the original pigmentation has survived.
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