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African Art

Kola Nut Bowl (Okwa Oji)

early 20th century

Wood and chalk

11 1/2 × 16 1/2 × 18 in. (29.2 × 41.9 × 45.72 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
20th century
Containers - Wood

Michael Oliver, New York: unknown date - Mar. 14, 1991
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


Herbert M. Cole and Chike C. Aniakor, Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos (Los Angeles, CA: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1984), 63 (comp. cit.).

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 232, ill.

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