Lidded jug with rich onamentics, iru vessel

Physical Chareteristics
This rare ceremonial vessel was probably placed on the Ebo n’Edos state shrine and is characterized by the abundance of details in the relief of the jug. A sitting animal can be seen on the front. It is a leopard with the spout of the vessel between its teeth. But the handle in the form of a snake (python) is also characteristic. On the lid, next to four stylized heads, the seated figure of Oba is depicted as the ruler of the world. Such ceremonial vessels contained a water or a liquid, which referred to the healing power of the god Osun.


Material: Brass


Dimensions: 36.5 x 16.5 x 17.0 cm