Nupe Support Post

c. 1950
$2,880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 12.0" D: 12.0" H: 89.25"
Materials
Wood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CAA1552
Estimated Shipping
$388

Hand-carved with an abstract design, this tall wooden post was crafted by an artisan of the Nupe peoples of Nigeria and once stood as a central support beam for a family home. Nupe posts are typically carved with simple geometric forms, rather than figurative designs that depict a spirit or reflect familial histories. We’re captivated by the assimilation of forms within this minimalist sculpture and the textural disintegration of the portion once submerged below ground.

Additional Dimensions:
Diameter of Post: 7"

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