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Among the Dan peoples, bowls such as this one were especially important. Good hospitality and inviting friends for dinner is an important indication of prestige and status. Preparing food and other aspects of domestic life are under the control of women, and hospitality is a chief concern. This...

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Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Liberia/Côte d'Ivoire, Dan peoples, 20th century

Object Place

Cote d'Ivoire/Liberia


Height x width: 5 7/8 in., 32 cm (15 cm, 12 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

wood and braided fiber


Africa and Oceania