c. 1920

Wood, paint, and iron alloy

Overall: 45.7 cm (18 in.)

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.

See also
African Art
African Art
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