X96.3.2b,c White beaded gourd and lid

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White beaded gourd and lid
Nigeria
Yoruba peoples
Gourd, beads, cloth, thread
17 cm (6.5 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Museum Purchase. X96.3.2b,c

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Meant to hold empowering substances, this stoppered gourd activates and intensifies the work of the priest/ruler in rituals directed to the orisa funfun.

Source: Drewal, H., Mason, J. (1998). “Beads, Body, and Soul – Art and Light in the Yoruba Universe”, Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. page 206

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