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Ancestral Post




c. 1910

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Ancestral Post, Adeshina
Ancestral Post: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood, pigment, metal
Size: 65 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. (166.37 x 22.23 x 29.21 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region
Culture: Yoruba, Africa, Nigeria, West Africa region
Style: 20th century
Physical Description: post with two figures; bottom maternity figure is kneeling and holding two sticks presented vertically and touching the base of the post; bottom figure supports a circular bowl shaped platform which supports a male equestrian figure with elaborate saddle
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and Gift of funds from Kevin and Polly Hart
Accession Number: 2004.25
Artist: Agbonbiofe Adeshina, Nigerian, d. 1945
Role: Artist
Nationality: Nigerian
Life Dates: Nigerian, d. 1945
Added to Site: March 1, 2009