A YORUBA OFFERING BOWL
Provenance: Private collection Hardy, The Netherlands
Traditionally, bowls such as these were used to hold kola nuts (obi) as offerings of hospitality, which were given to visitors as a gesture of
welcome, and friendship. Often the guest and others present would chew kola while conversing. This offering bowl has a male and female figure on both sides and two lizards adorn the left and right side. The cover of the bowl represents a chicken.
Yoruba people, Nigeria
wood, 50 x 38 cm
Price: € 2.800,-