Yoruba Veranda Post

c. 1950
$1,180 USD
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Dimensions
W: 2.5" D: 3.25" H: 41.75"
Materials
Wood
Pigment
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Collection #
CAA0278
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$75

Hand-carved with a figurative design, this totem-like wooden post was crafted by an artisan of the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria. Resembling the tall houseposts used to support the roof of a home, this shorter post would have been placed on a veranda courtyard as a symbolic and decorative element and did not bear weight. This veranda post is carved with three kneeling figures, possibly representing the king, senior wives, or ancestors.

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