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may 19, 1910 - Veranda Post (Opo Ogoga)

Description:

wood and pigment
Olowe of Ise (artist), Yoruba peoples
meant to serve as structural posts of a palace lanai (porch)
size of queen, she towers over king, suggests women's importance in the society
bulging eyes- the idea that one could see into the spirit realm
gap between teeth- symbol of beauty
scarification
king's crown topped by a bird:
-projections from top of head= divine presence
-link to past rulers
-bird's beak symbolizes watchfulness/protection
-also symbolizes powerful older women who support the king

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Date:

may 19, 1910
Now
~ 108 years ago

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