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agere Ifa (divination cup)
  • Oyo peoples
  • agere Ifa (divination cup), early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: South Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 7/16 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2758
Label Text

The bowl-like cup sits atop two supports on a flat round base. A man is leaning on his left hip and leg, with his head on his hand, gripping one support with his right hand. The other support has a bird at its base. Four triangular projections point downward from the underside of the bowl.