Pointy People: cars
Finally! I've found a use for an artifact that has enchanted me for years. It's at the MFA in Boston. Among other things, the lid of the bowl shows a man smoking a pipe riding a bicycle with a few passengers aboard. He's no ordinary mortal though. And I do love that bike and that he's smoking. A good balance wouldn't you say?
Here's the id card text:
"On the lid, Esu-his book and pipe nearby-is depicted as a bicycle rider, a signature of Arowogun's work and a reference to the role divination continues to play in modern life." source
Diviner's Bowl (opon igedeu) African, Nigeria (Yoruba peoples)
Artist: Arowogun (Areogun) of Osi-Ilorin, Nigerian (Yoruba peoples), about 1880–1956 Height: 31.11 cm (12 1/4 in.) Diameter: 29.21 cm (11 1/2 in.) Wood, pigment traces