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    Yoruba (Nigeria)
    Lidded Divination Container, Opon Igede
    Wood, traces of pigment
    Height: 9 inches Dia. at join: 14 ½ inches

    This container for a diviner's equipment has an elaborately decorated, dome-shaped lid with a snake encircling a dog, the snake biting one of the dog's feet. Below this scene are two lizards in high relief. The interior of the bowl-like bottom section is divided into five compartments. The lid has a crack on the turtle's left. There is insect damage on the lid both outside and inside. There is extensive insect damage inside and outside the bowl, especially the bottom.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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