YORUBA VERANDA POST 1, Nigeria

This Yoruba post has been vetted as authentic with evidence of use and age.




Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA
VERANDA POST 1
71" high x 8" wide x 9" deep
Nigeria
$6,000

Although usually frontal, some posts such as 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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