Lot: 208

102nd Auction

Figural house post

Nigeria, Yoruba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
British Collection
Adrian Schlag, Brussels, Belgium
H: 59.1 inch 5000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, base

House posts are among the most important and outstanding sculptures in Yoruba art.

This particularly beautiful example shows a standing female figure with heavy breasts, possibly an allusion to the mother figure as the pillar of society.

The surface structure, marked by age and weathering, enhances the overall aesthetic effect of this object.

The Tribal Art Society, Online Catalogue LXI, January 1st 2021, Lot 31