NUPE DOORS, Nigeria

The Nupe doors below have been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.


   

NUPE
Door 2
68.5" high
$2000

     

NUPE
Door 4
51" high
$1500

        

 NUPE
Door 5
64.5" high
$2000

        

NUPE
Door 6
63.5" high
$1000


     

NUPE
Door 9
64" high
$1600

       

NUPE
Door 12
57.5" high
$1200


     

NUPE
Door 15
58.5" high x 27.5" wide
$1200

       

NUPE
Door 16
52.75" high x 28.75" wide
$1500


    

NUPE
Door 17
60" high x 28.5" wide
$1200

      

NUPE
Door 18
62.5" high x 31" wide
$1200


Despite their traditional form and fine deep relief, the two Nupe doors below were probably made to be sold.

       

NUPE
Door 13
74.5 " high
$800

       

NUPE
Door 14
64.5" high
$700



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

NUPE, DOORS, Nigeria

These Nupe doors are embellished with reliefs of animals, objects and symbols. Made of joined plank-like panels, they probably communicated messages, invoked spirits or gods and brought status to their owners.
Most of the doors are hung as wall pieces, but could be mounted on bases as sculptures. The backs are usually plain and those views are not shown unless it is critical to the piece. All were photographed in direct sunlight, which worked well for some and not for others.

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