A FINELY ENGRAVED kOLA NUT CONTAINER FROM YORUBA TRIBE NIGERIA, WEST AFRICA ( No 1322)

Price
$214
This is a stunningly attractive kola nut container from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria, west africa.  Ex UK collection.  Exquisite engraved patterning throughout, depicting a lizard at its centre, with two human heads on each end.  This is a unique example.  The overall shape is reminiscent of the classic Yoruba almond eye.  The patina is softened with age.  The patina is well used, with a lovely satin sheen.  Made of a chocolatey coloured wood. In good condition with wear. We guarantee this item has been tribally used.  Width approx 25 cm

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