IGBO KOLA NUT OFFERING BOWLS, Nigeria

Bowls 1- 4 have been vetted as authentic with evidence of use and age. Bowls 5-7 are likely to have been made for the art market.


 IGBO, Bowl 1
4.5" high x 13.5" wide
$1200

 

IGBO, Bowl 2
5" high x 13.5" wide
$1200

IGBO, Bowl 4
12" high x 15" wide
$1000


IGBO, Bowl 3
5.5" high x 16.5" wide
$1200

IGBO, Bowl 5
8" high x 16" wide
$450


IGBO, Bowl 7
10" high x 11.5" wide
$350



The Igbo covered bowl below has been sold and is left here for reference and educational purposes.


 IGBO, Bowl 6
6" high x 12.5" wide
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

IGBO, KOLA NUT OFFERING BOWLS, Nigeria

These objects were most probably used as offering vessels or serving dishes for kola nuts or other food. Their social use and status was important in Igbo hospitality. The lidded chambers were for palm oil, pepper or other sauces.


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