Elaborately Carved Palace Door
Yoruba Tribe, Nigeria
Wood, pigments, Reckitt's bluing

H: 45"
Inventory # 10532

Much of the art produced in the Yoruba region calls attention to the king and his court. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, artists fashioned wonderful objects to enhance the splendor of the palace, record the exploits of the kings and chiefs, and display religious symbols and metaphors to the public. Door panels like this served this purpose, encoded with important messages of the Yoruba religion.

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