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1988, sold by African merchant in the USA to Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago; October 27, 2006, sold by Dawson to Olaperi Onipede, Watertown, MA; 2010, gift of Olaperi Onipede to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Olaperi Onipede in memory of her parents Dr. F. Olapido Onipede and Mrs. Frances A. Onipede

African, Nigeria, Nupe peoples, mid 20th century


Overall: 41.9 x 33 cm (16 1/2 x 13 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, double globed earthenware vessel with decorative incised markings


Africa and Oceania


Ceramics, Pottery