Detail from a carved wooden divination bowl, Nigeria, 1880-1920.

Image number: 10462214

Detail from a carved wooden divination bowl, Nigeria, 1880-1920.

Woman's head, on an 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.

Image number:
10462214
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
21 September 2006 12:29
Image rights:
Science Museum
 

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