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jan 1, 1912 - Veranda post of enthroned king and senior wife (Opo Ogoga)

Description:

Materials: Wood and Pigment
Artist's Name: Olowe of Ise (Yoruba Peoples)
Location: Southwestern and North Central Nigeria
Key Points: The post was one of four that were a part of the veranda of the palace.
The size of the queen suggests the importance of women in the Yoruba society.
This gesture echoes the coronation ceremony at which the senior wife stands behind the king and places the crown upon his head, thus conveying that men cannot rule without the support of women.

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Date:

jan 1, 1912
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~ 107 years ago

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