YORUBA VERANDA POST 2, Nigeria

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




Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA
VERANDA POST 2
58" high x 12.5" wide x 13.5" deep
Nigeria
$6,000

This powerful post depicts a mounted warrior. It appears to be a support post, but was not meant to bear weight. The base is hollowed out and, abetted by erosion, has created a hole on the top. Fortunately, this does not affect the overall strength of the piece.

"While innovative in its formal interpretation, the subject of this work is a classic emblem of regional leadership. In Yoruba art such equestrian figures identify their patrons with martial conquest achieved through physical might. " 

---The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

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