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Ancient Nupe Door on Custom Metal Base 46″ – Nigeria

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Type of Object

Door

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Nupe

Material

Pigment, Wood

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

46” Door – 46.5" on custom base

Width (Inches)

20.5”

Depth (Inches)

2" Door – 12” on custom bse

Weight (Pounds)

17lbs Door – 31.5lbs on custom base

Overall Condition

Some wood loss due to age.

Tribe Information

About the Nupe People

The Nupe people have lived along the banks of the Niger River since the 15th century and were conquered in around 1830 by the Muslim Fulani people. Their art is therefore non figurative and mostly decorative.
Nupe houses are decorated with doors and posts carved with geometric designs, although there are some rare examples of animal designs. Circular stools, supported by varying numbers of feet, are presented by grooms to their brides. Traditionally they are used as 'prestige' objects on market days and during important meetings.

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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