Door Panel

Door Panel

late 1800s
Artist
Master of Ikerre
Active Dates: 1900-1914
Culture
Yoruba
Country
Nigeria
panel, door
wood
Native Arts acquisition funds
1973.357

Master of Ikerre (Yoruba, active about 1900-1914), Door Panel, late 1800s. Wood; 58 ¼ x 28 in. Denver Art Museum: Native Arts acquisition funds, 1973.357

Dimensions
height: 58 1/4 in, 147.955 cm; width: 28 in, 71.1200 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
African Art
In Yoruba culture, important artists such as the Master of Ikerre were commissioned by kings to create large and richly ornamented doors to adorn the entrance to a palace or an important shrine. The high relief carving depicts human and animal forms, from women carrying clay pots or musical instruments to men holding bows, arrows, guns, or flywhisks—and even some riding horseback. See also matching door panel 1980.58
Known Provenance
Ian Arundel (Curiosity Shop in Los Angeles, CA); Wolf Pogzeba; James Economos, New York, NY, before 1973; Denver Art Museum via Marion Hendrie Fund, 1973.

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