Lot: 214

93rd Tribal Art Auction

Post figure

Nigeria, Yoruba / Anago

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Southern German Collection
Gazelle d'Afrique, Passau, Germany
Zemanek-Münster, Würzburg, 2. Juni 2012, Lot 352
German Private Collection
H: 40.6 inch This object is not available anymore.

wood, pigments, base House posts belong to the most important and prominent sculptures of Yoruba Art. Aside from their function as architectural sculptures to support roofs and hallways in royal palaces, their foremost and symbolic task was to demonstrate royal power and strength.