Yoruba ritual bowl, Nigeria, c 1880-1920.

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

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This carved wooden ritual bowl made by the Yoruba people in Nigeria was one of a set of 'ifa' ritual bowls known as 'Adjella-ifa', which were used for divination. It is in the form of a hen supported by a group of figures including a woman and child, and

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