Divination bowl carved with leopard and female figures

Made:
1851-1920 in Nigeria
maker:
Yoruba people

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Light wooden polychrome divination bowl with hinged lid surmounted by leopard with serpents head in jaws, bowl supported by 6 caryatid figures and equestrian figure forms central support, Yoruba, West African, 1851-1920

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