About this artwork
Designed to store the implements of a diviner, this container features scenes that refer to conflict and resolution: two women pounding into a mortar, a woman struggling against two men, and a man riding a bicycle, among others. During his long and influential career, Areogun of Osi Ilorin—who also made the opon ifa divination tray in this case—developed a style characterized by imagery carved in a deep bas-relief.
- Areogun of Osi-Ilorin
- Container (Opon Igede)
- Nigeria (Object made in), Africa (Object made in)
- Wood and pigment
- 49.5 × 52 cm (19 1/2 × 20 1/2 in.)
- Restricted gift of Marshall Field