Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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divided tray
  • Yoruba peoples
  • divided tray, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 46 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 18 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3190
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Description

The round tray is carved from a single piece of wood. It has rounded compartments on the perimeter. Two larger semi-circular compartments are in the center. The divide is decorated with a cable design. There is a small face opposite the center divider. There are "V" shaped depressions between the compartments.