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ID number:  BIRRC-D0278
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Calabash bowl
Object type:  Calabash
Place made:  Oyo, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Date made:  1947
Materials:  Calabash and silver
Measurements:  24 cm

Apparently a gift from an Oyo Princess. Pierced at top with circular hole. Painted silver inside for conversion to lampshade. Snake and bird design, roundels, geometric/plant form banded design around rim and inscription in Yoruba; 'Child is gain', '6.8.47', 'I have joy (a name)', 'name of Princess in Oyo', 'praise name of Akee'. (Trans. by Mr Bayo Ogundijo 1994).

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