Kneeling Female House Post, Yoruba Tribe, Nigeria
Carved wood figurative house post painted with remnants of red and black paint and white pigment depicting a kneeling woman. Figurative posts often support the verandas of important places such as shrines, and the houses of kings, elders and priests. The carved figures represent individuals who support and uphold the leader in his office. Evidence of use and age visible throughout. Mounted on custom metal base.
One part of a pair of posts.
Acquired from the estate of Jacques Gansler
Dimensions: upon request
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