Caryatid Veranda Post, 20th century Olowe of Ise (Yoruba, ca. 1873–1938) Yoruba peoples; Nigeria. This veranda post is attributed to Olowe of Ise, one of the most celebrated Yoruba sculptors of the past century. Admired as an innovator in both Yoruba tradition and the West, Olowe produced works that embrace classic forms and dynamic compositions that convey the illusion of movement.
A Yoruba Epa Mask. Nigeria, mid 20th century. A large and impressively carved superstructure ceremonial helmet mask with a tall imposing figure surmounting the janiform human helmet. The figure atop is adorned with fez headdress, and holding a staff and sword. Elaborately painted polychrome surface. 43-1/2” H.