YORUBA VERANDA POSTS, NIGERIA

 

 

 

 

 


 YORUBA, Post 1, 71" high x 8" wide x 9" deep, $6,000

 

 

 

 

 


 YORUBA, Post 2, 58" high x12.5" wide x 13.5" deep, $6,000

 

 

 

 

 


 YORUBA, Post 7, 71.5" high x 8.5" wide x 9.5" deep, $4,000

 

 

 

 

 


 YORUBA, Post 5, 71" high x 3" wide x 3.25" deep, $2000

 

 

 

 

 


 YORUBA, Post 6, 49.5" high x 3" wide x 3,25" deep, $1200

The posts above have been vetted as authentic, with evidence of use and age.

Despite its appearance, the post below was probably made to be sold.

 

 

 

 

 


 YORUBA, Post 3, 60" high x 5.5" wide x 6" deep, $1500

Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA, Posts, Nigeria

Most Yoruba houseposts were placed in the inner coutyard, or veranda. Some will appear to be support posts but, like those that do not, they did not bear weight.  Except for post number 3, these have been vetted as authentic, with evidence of use and age. Common motifs include the king, senior wives, mounted warriors and other supporting figures. Although usually frontal, some have figures facing in opposite directions.

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