Veranda Post


From: Nigeria

Curatorial Section: African

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Native Name Opo
Object Number 71-13-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Yoruba
Provenience Nigeria
Date Made early 20th century
Section African
Materials Wood
Iconography Man | Rifle | Cicatrisation

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, 1971

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