Carved adjella ifa ritual bowl, Nigeria, 1880-1920
An adjella ifa, a bowl to store the palm nuts used by diviners of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. This particular object is shaped in the form of a woman carrying a child, kneeling in respect to Ifa, the god of divination. The diviner seeks information from Ifa to help answer questions about an illness.
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- The Science and Art of Medicine
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