YORUBA HORSEMEN ARCHIVES, NIGERIA

The figures below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

For UNSOLD Yoruba Horsemen, GO TO YORUBA HORSEMEN PAGE


 

 

 

 

 

 
 Yoruba Horseman 1, 31" high, SOLD

         

 
 Yoruba Horseman 2, 26" high, SOLD

 

 

 

 

 


Yoruba Horseman 4, 44" high, SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Yoruba Horseman 5, 11" high, SOLD

 

 

 


 Yoruba Epa
Horseman 18
37" high
SOLD


Yoruba Epa
Horseman 23
55" high
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, HORSEMEN ARCHIVES, Nigeria

Figures were placed on altars in shrines or displayed at special ceremonies. Leaders and ancestors were often displayed on horseback to support their status as great warriors or leaders. Several are depicted in colonial wear.

The works from the Epa association honor deities and cultural heroes at masked festivals. The large base heads, of deceased ancestors, are treated with less naturalism than the superstructure. They depict and honor warriors, hunters and rulers with their entourages in impressive sculptural form.


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