African Art
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Figural Vessel for the Thundergod (Ikoko Shango)

late 19th–early 20th century

Ceramic

diamater is of rim: 15 × 16 × 16 × 12 1/4 in. (38.1 × 40.64 × 40.64 × 31.12 cm)
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Swibold
1971.83
Culture: 
Oyo Yorùbá
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Geography: 
Country Nigeria
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Possibly found in a market in the city of Ibadan in 1964
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Richard E. Swibold to Yale University Art Gallery, 1971

Bibliography: 

Robert Farris Thompson, Flash of the Spirit: African and Afro-American art and philosophy (New York: Random House, 1983), 6, fig. plate 2.

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