Woman Carrying Baby in a Papoose, Kola Nut Holder from Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1950s For Sale
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Woman Carrying Baby in a Papoose, Kola Nut Holder from Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1950s

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Carved wooden kola nut holder, depicting a woman carrying a baby in a papoose and holding a bowl overhead, from Abeokuta, Nigeria, 1950s There is a small crack in the wood on one side, please refer to the photos. The numbers is the inventory numbers from Pennsylvania State University and Lehigh University. Exhibited: The Pennsylvania State University - Museum of Art permanent collection; The Lehigh University - Art Galleries permanent collection and The Provenance: The collection of Dr and Mrs John E. Swanson. Dr John Swanson and his wife Marian lived from 1966 - 1981 in Lagos, Nigeria where Dr Swanson was the advisor to the National Universities Commission and later on the chief planning officer of the University Of Ibadan, Nigeria. During their time in Africa the Swansons started to collect African art. In 1973 a part of their collection, circa 120 pieces went on loan to The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, where the remained until 1978. In 1981 Dr Swanson passed away and his wife Marian never returned to Africa. In 1982 Mrs. Swanson lent 130 pieces to the Lehigh University Art Gallery where they remained until 1987. A few pieces were also lent to Lafayette College - Williams Art Center for an exhibition titled "Plainly Geometric - Selections of Art from West Africa". In 2018 Mrs. Swanson passed away.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    There is a small crack in the wood on one side, please refer to the photos.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions

    H 10.5 in. x W 8.5 in. x D 7.0 in.

    H 26.67 cm x W 21.59 cm x D 17.78 cm

  • Seller location
    Westport, CT
  • Reference number
    LU1451211238613

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