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Caryatid Veranda Post

Olowe of Iseca. 1938

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Olowe's sculptures were used as veranda posts, or columns, adorning the entrances to homes and shrines in traditional Yoruban courtyards in present day Nigeria.
Courtesy of the Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde, Munich

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  • Title: Caryatid Veranda Post
  • Creator: Postmaker Olowe of Ise, Courtesy of the Staatliches Museum für Völkerkunde, Munich
  • Date Created: ca. 1938
  • Subject Keywords: Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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