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

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1955

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.