Eyinle vessel cover

Eyinle vessel cover

Code: 10207


W: 24cm (9.4")H: 31cm (12.2")


An Eyinle clay vessel lid for ritual stones by Abatan Odefunke Ayinke Ija (1885-1969) or possibly by another female potter; Rival of Abatan. A sculpted female figure of a devotee of the river God Eyinle holding a small bowl. Traces of blue paint. Egbado Yoruba. Nigeria, early 20th Century.

Similar examples are held at The National Museum of Natural History USA Coll No:DSC00 463 and Yale University Art Gallery Coll No: 2013.135