Egg-shaped skin (tandu) container (a) and lid (b). Decorated with geometric patterns in dark red pigment on lid and solid red on lower part of base. Traces of earth? and fur inside container.), made in Nigeria
Egg shaped stone jar with flat base; carved with two lions attacking bulls, with a scale pattern in 3 rows indicating the ground below; two holes drilled opposite one another in the shoulder suggest that the jar may have been suspended.
William Blake, For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise / At length for hatching ripe he breaks the shell. A nude male winged infant (or cherub) breaking out of an egg, looking upwards; a cloudy sky in the background.