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Veranda Post

Native Name:
Opo
Object Number:
71-13-1
Current Location:
Culture:
Yoruba
Provenience:
Nigeria
Date Made:
early 20th century
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1925
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Iconography:
Man
Rifle
Cicatrisation
Description:
Posts of this type decorate the verandahs of kings, titled elders, priests, and shrines to the gods. "By depicting humanity (priests, mother and children, warriors, court officials) they litterally multiply the number of 'supporters' of a leader or divinity and, in so doing, enhance his power and prestige."
Credit Line:
Purchased from Oushigalo Nouhoun

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
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African Gallery ( Aug 1995)
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African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 63
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[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A2
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