Lot 200: A fine and early Yoruba Verandah post, Adeshina carving family.

A fine and early Yoruba Verandah post, Adeshina carving family., Ekiti Yoruba; Nigeria

The post short and very old post depicting an equestrian figure, the rider with bearded face and large eyes and wide nose, carved in characteristic Adeshina family style, the horse with unusual attenuated features and only presenting in the front of the rider. The wood desiccated and the neck repaired with numerous old iron nails and staples, the braid at the back of the head falling to the back. A very fine and old Yoruba carving in an important stylistic tradition. H. 33"

Property of a West Coast private collector

Ex. Bay Area Historical society, CA

Publication History:
Published: 'The Face of Sunset'; Bourgeois and Rodolitz, 2012, Zarya, New York. P. 43, Ill. 40 and detail.

Exhibition History:
Exhibited: 2013, The Tall Grass Art Foundation, Chicago.

Price Realized: $1,600

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