Yoruba Peoples; Olowe of Ise

Mounted Warrior Veranda Post (ope ile)

circa 1910-1914

Category
Culture
Yoruba Peoples
Place Made
NIGERIA: Ekiti Region, city of Ikere, Palace of the Ogoga
Materials
Wood, pigment
Measurements
55 1/2 x 14 x 18 inches; base: 23 3/4 x 16 x 16 inches
Credit Line
Museum purchase, Ella West Freeman Foundation Matching Fund
Accession #
70.20
Description

Figure on horseback carrying a spear in left hand; right hand is missing from the elbow. Smaller figure incorporated at lower left of man on horse, polychrome