YORUBA DIVINATION BOWLS, NIGERIA

These Yoruba divination bowls have been vetted as authentic and old.

 

Yoruba
Lidded Bowl 23
29" high x 20.5" wide x 23" deep
$6000

 

Yoruba
Bowl 2
17.5" diameter
$3000

Yoruba
Bowl 4
17" diameter
$3000

Yoruba
Bowl 7
19" diameter
$800
 

Yoruba
Bowl 9
14" diameter
$1000

Yoruba
Bowl 13
21" diameter
$3000

Yoruba
Bowl 14
17" diameter
$2500


Yoruba
Bowl Lid16
16" diameter
$800

Yoruba
Bowl 17
16" diameter
$1000

 

Yoruba
Bowl 18
21" diameter
$800

Yoruba
Bowl 19
16" diameter
$800


 

Yoruba
Bowl 22
16.5" long
$350

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, DIVINATION BOWLS, Nigeria

These Yoruba divination bowls have been vetted as authentic and old.

Divination (Ifa) is practiced to explain misfortunes and help to prevent them. The diviner, in consulting a diety, manipulates sixteen palm nuts, reads the patterns they form and marks the results on a divination board sprinkled with wood dust. The marks indicate verses that should be chanted as prayers. The bowls, agere Ifa, are receptacles for the sixteen sacred palm nuts used in divination.

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