A fine Yoruba Ifa kola nut bowl

A fine late 19th century Yoruba Ifa kola nut bowl. 

The bowl modeled as a chicken, used to contain kola nuts that would be offered to guests to the family home. 

Yoruba Nigeria Ibadan area 

Aged patina, the interior impregnated with the indelible smell of Kola nut from years of tribal use

Size: height 18cm , Length 16cm .

A wonderful utilitarian piece of African tribal art

Provenance: Old Uk collection