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ID number:  BIRRC-D0047
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  3/4 ovoid calabash container
Object type:  Calabash
Place made:  Oyo, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
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Inscribed geometric decoration and inscription in Yoruba. 'ABA NIJE KO NI GBA (NI) YI - O.K. OYO' = 'People traducers shall never have honour - oyo is best. (good)'
'ATI ONO ATI OMO, MO FE BE(E) . BE (E) NI' = 'Both money and children - I want that - yes!' Trans. Bayo Ogundijo 1994.

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