1995: National Museum of African Art acquires this bowl (Olowe of Ise, 1925). How would you describe it in 1 word? #africanartat50 #africa Olowe of Ise probably carved this lidded bowl with figures for a king or other person of high social status. Among the Yoruba such elaborately carved and decorated bowls were prestige objects used to offer kola nuts to guests or to deities during religious worship. The image of 4 dancing girls on the lid is the 1st such representation in Yoruba art.