House Post, 1920s    Olowe Ise, Yoruba culture, Nigeria    wood

Veranda post: equestrian figure and female caryatid. Olowe of Ise (Yoruba peoples). Before 1938 C. Wood and pigment.

Africa | Door lock from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood | The latch is missing

Africa | Door lock from the Dogon people of Mali | Wood | The latch is missing

Africa | Divination bowl from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigment

A Yoruba divination bowl Nigeria, the finely carved bowl with original lid in the form of an acrobatic dancer; hands to the bottom ledge, and feet holding up the offering cup. Fine patina with original pigmentation.

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A YAKA CHARM FIGURE Mbwoolo, the spirally carved forked body terminating in two heads, each with conical headgear, pierced below the necks, dark glossy patina.

Plaque: Warrior and Attendants [Nigeria; Edo peoples, court of Benin] (1990.332)

Concept Modeling For Easy Clay Sculptures: – Picture : – Description Plaque: Warrior and Attendants, century. Nigeria, Court of Benin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mr. Klaus G. Perls, 1990 Nigeria -Read More –

Agunna of Oke Igbira (d.  circa 1930), Yoruba culture, Nigeria, Veranda Post, early 20th century, wood, pigment, Museum Purchase, Lawrence Archer Wachs Fund, 2003.271

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