Carved wooden divination bowl, Nigeria, 1880-1920.

 
Carved wooden divination bowl, Nigeria, 1880-1920.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Carved adjella Ifa (Ifa ritual bowl) made by the Yoruba people, in the form of a woman carrying a child kneeling in respect to Ifa, the god of divination. Palm nuts used by Yoruba diviners are stored in this bowl.

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