Olive container

Unknown author1907 (?)

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art

Container for carrying olives, made from a cut ox horn, with a cork top and lid. Profusely decorated with vegetal and figurative motifs in the central sector: branches, rosettes and coins dated of 1892. On the top is a set of military figures with rifles armed with bayonets followed by a man with a stick on his shoulder, driving a pair of oxen. The piece also features a calf suckling. On a lower level, chickens and a fish are depicted. At the bottom there is a train with four carriages, with passengers at the windows. Above the train the names "João de [Antulho(?)/ Manuel(?)]" are inscribed, as well as the date of 1907.

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  • Title: Olive container
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 1907 (?)
  • Location Created: Alentejo, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 27 cm x 8 cm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Collection: National Museum of Ethnology. Image: DGPC/ADF
  • Medium: Ox horn