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Receptacle for Kola Nuts (Olumeye) in the Form of a Pigeon with Kneeling Maternity Figure

possibly 1900–1925

Wood and pigment

17 × 10 1/4 × 10 1/2 in. (43.18 × 26.04 × 26.67 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1955.61.13
Geography: 
Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá, Egba subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton (1893–1953), by 1953 [see note 1]; by descent to his wife, Adelin Hohlfield Linton (1899–1977); sold to Marie-Louise Montgomery Osborn (1905–1968) and James Marshall Osborn (1906–1976), 1954; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.,1955

Note 1: Ralph Linton was the Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale from 1946 until his death in 1953.

Bibliography: 

Ralph Linton, The Linton Collection of African Sculpture: An Exhibition, March 13 through April 18, 1954, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1954), 63, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.