Door (Ilekun)

Master of Ikarelate 19th century

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum

Carved wood door, divided into four horizontal bands, each with scene in bas relief. Band one- 7 mothers with children on back. Band 2- warlord flanked by two attendants, one of whom is a staffbearer. Band 3- two warriors holding net for hunting. Band 4- warriors with rifles sheathed. CONDITION: Good, top left corner lower than right.

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  • Title: Door (Ilekun)
  • Date Created: late 19th century
  • Location Created: Ikare, Ondo State, Nigeria
  • Type: Architectural Element
  • Rights: Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4670/Door_Ilekun
  • Medium: Iroko wood
  • Dimensions: 48 x 31 3/16 x 1 1/4 in. (121.9 x 79.2 x 3.2 cm)
  • Culture: Yoruba
  • Collection: Arts of Africa
  • Artist: Master of Ikare
  • Accession number: 22.1526