House Post

House Post

late 1920s
Artist
Olowe Ise, Nigerian, Yoruba, 1860-1936
Born: Nigeria
Work Locations: Nigeria
Culture
Yoruba
Locale
Africa
Country
Nigeria
house post
wood
Funds from 1996 Collectors' Choice and partial gift of Valerie Franklin
1996.260

Olowe Ise (Yoruba), House Post, late 1920s. Wood; 69 x 10 x 10 in. Denver Art Museum: Funds from 1996 Collectors' Choice and partial gift of Valerie Franklin, 1996.260

Dimensions
overall height: 69 in, 175.2600 cm; overall width: 10 in, 25.4000 cm; overall depth: 10 in, 25.4000 cm
Inscription
Christie's tag at PR stirrup of figure; Christie's sticker at front L of base; sticker at back L corner of base.
Department
Native Arts
Collection
African Art
A virtuoso carver, Olowe Ise was known for his technically daring high-relief style and energetic compositions. Kings and wealthy patrons commissioned him to create veranda posts and doors to add beauty and prestige to their homes. The post seen here stands over five feet tall and depicts a warrior seated on a horse, supported by two women and two men.
Exhibition History
  • “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017

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