Yoruba Horseback Ilekun Door

c. 1950
$2,780 USD SOLD
W: 24.25" D: 2.25" H: 37.75"
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This decorative wooden panel was carved in high relief by a Yoruba artisan as an entry door to a prestigious home or palace. Known as ilekun, such doors are typically created by master carvers and are commissioned by individuals of special distinction to be publicly displayed. This door is comprised of two joined panels and depicts a man riding horseback with a pipe in his mouth and a blade at his hip.

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