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Areogun of Osi-Ilorin

Date: ca. 1880-1956, Nigeria
Areogun was from the town of Osi Ilorin, in the Northern Ekiti region in the 1880's. His teacher was Bamagbose (died 1920), one of the ancient master carvers, who had a strong influence on him. Areogun created a distinctive style and often we find works of Areogun signed with a triangle on the bottom. As with Olowe of Ise, Areogun began to sign his work relatively late, probably in the early 1920s. Other works by Areogun are in UCLA's Fowler Museum of Cultural History and the Yale University Art Gallery.
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