Bowl

Shallow bowl, carved support with cockerel biting snake biting cockerel. Detached standing female figure on each side. For holding palm nuts used in Ifa divination. Likely acquired by FP Pinkett 1895 - 1911.

Object Summary

Museum Number 88/1927/8
Simple Name divination bowl
Full Name divination bowl (agere ifa)
Common Name bowl
Production country Nigeria
Material wood
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region W
Production parish Egba
Production county SW Nigeria
Production continent Africa
Production year high 1911
Cultural group Yoruba
Function name container cult object