NUPE PANEL 19th century price request


-panel Nupe Door hinged on the right, carved with symbol geo cross, a crown and others left side has a large lizard center including geometric reliefs. Representational motifs are most commonly used in the carving of door panels, most notably in Lapai (Abuja Emirate) where the carvers of Sakiwa’s compound have been instrumental in keeping alive this form of carving, and in Agaie (Bida Emirate) whose carvers operate largely in the Sakiwa tradition. The doors are carved in two, three, four or five separate panels, depending on the size of the door frame and the thickness of available trees. In all cases, the background is plain, with the highly stylized forms carved in high relief.



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