Posted on: July 15 2016
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The door leaf with figural ornaments comes from a palace or cult shrine and took part as a architecture element in the door area, either as a door trim or as part of a door leaf. This panel displays the people of the Yoruba people with sharp headdresses and weapons or coat of arms in their hand.

The door leaf is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and wear. The brown patina is caused by using. The panel measures 122 x 62 cm. (asi)

Literature:
Robert F. Thompson, Black Gods and Kings, Youruba Art at UCLA, 1976, c.19/9 et seq.
William Fagg, YORUBA Sculpture of Westafrica. New York 1982, p. 107, 137.
H. J. Drewal and J. Pemberton III, YORUBA- nine centuries of African Art and thought. p. 25 (whole portal), 123, 149 (field picture).
R. Abiodun, H. J. Drewal, J. Pemberton, YORUBA - Kunst u. Ästhetik in Nigeria, Museum Rietberg 1991, p. 59, (door leaf).
Hrsg.: St. Eisenhofer, KULTE, KÜNSTLER, KÖNIGE in AFRIKA - Tradition und Moderne in Südnigeria.(Linz 1997) p. 304.

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