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Connoisseur's Collection: African Tribal Art

Wed, Oct 26, 2022 05:30PM EDT
Lot 39

House Post with Queen, Yoruba People, Nigeria

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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African Tribal Art: Yoruba People, Nigeria: House post, carved wood enhanced with pigments, Early 20th century. The post is designed to stand at an entryway, and shows the status of the occupants within. The main figure is that of a queen, seated on an elaborately decorated stool and surrounded by children and musicians. The lower section depicts the figures of family members or servants on the sides, while at the front and back, guards stand holding posts or staffs, as if both welcoming visitors and protecting the home's occupants.

Dimensions: Approx. 73H x 16W x 14.5D; 75H on base. (inches)

Provenance: Private collection.

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Provenance: Private Collection, Massachusetts, Private collection, New York

Dimensions: See Description Good condition with evidence of use.
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