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MMA Collection Database

Timeline of Art History: "Olowe of Ise: Caryatid Veranda Post (1996.558)". New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000–. (October 2006)

Online Exhibitions

Other Web Resources

Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings. [Online exhibition] Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African Art, 1998-.

Published Resources

Links with shelf numbers refer to WATSONLINE, the online library catalog of the Museum. Photocopies of each source reference are available in the Goldwater Library. Certain electronic resources are accessible within the museum or with an approved remote connection.

For those with only a limited amount of time, we suggest those titles in boldface below.

Olowe of Ise:

  • LaGamma, Alisa. “Beyond Master Hands: The Lives of the Artists.” African Arts, v. 31, no. 4, Special Issue: Authorship in African Art, Part 1 (Autumn 1998), 24-37, 89-90. [A A2583 v. 31 or Online]
  • LaGamma, Alisa. “Olowe of Ise, Equestrian Veranda Post.” Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser. v. 55, no. 2 (Autumn 1997), Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1996-1997: P. 85. (<many locations> or Online)
  • Walker, Roslyn. Olowe of Ise: A Yoruba Sculptor to Kings. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of African Art, March 15-September 7, 1998. (O5KY W18)
  • Walker, Roslyn. “Olowe of Ise ‘Anonymous’ Has a Name.” African Arts, v. 31, no. 4, Special Issue: Authorship in African Art, Part 1 (Autumn, 1998) 38-47, 90. [A A2583 v. 31 or Online]
  • Walker, Roslyn. “Anonymous Has a Name: Olowe of Ise.” In The Yoruba Artist: New Theoretical Perspectives on African Arts, edited by Rowland Abiodun et al. Washington, 1994: 91-106. (O5KY Y65a)
  • Walker, Roslyn. “The Ikere Palace Veranda Posts by Olowe of Ise.” African Arts, v. 24, no. 1 (Jan., 1991),77-78, 104. [A A2583 v. 24 or Online]

African Carved House Posts:

  • Drewal, Henry John. Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc, 1989, 13-43. (O2 N489y)
  • Picton, John, and Frank Willett. On the Identification of Individual Carvers: A Study of Ancestor Shrine Carvings from Owo, Nigeria. Evanston, IL, 1967. (O5KY W71)

Architecture:

  • Dmochowski, Z.R. An Introduction to Nigeria Traditional Architecture. “South-West and Central Nigeria.” Vol. 2. (O5K D62 v.2)
    • Particularly under "Yoruba Architecture": "Introduction" and "Secular Architecture."

Yoruba culture:

  • McDowell, Peggy. “Shapes of Power, Belief and Celebration: African Art from New Orleans Collections.” African Arts, v. 22, no. 4 (Aug. 1989), pp. 79-80. [A A2583 v. 22 or Online]
  • Aremu, P.S.O. “Textile-like Patterns on Yoruba Carvings.” In Yoruba Culture. Ife, Nigeria, 1992. (O5KY Y65)
    • Pp. 18-22.
    • Also published in: Nigerian Field, v. 47, no. 1-3 (Aug. 1982), 18-22. (A N686 v.47)
  • Drewal, Henry John. Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought. New York, 1989. (O2 N489y)
    • Pp. 188-211.

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