Guinea Coast, Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, 20th century
wood and pigment, Overall: l. 45.70 cm (17 15/16 inches). Gift of Katherine C. White 1974.208
The Yoruba created a rich variety of animal and human-shaped containers for various purposes. This lively duck probably served to hold gifts (such as kolanuts or eggs) for visitors to an important person's home.