YORUBA OFFERING BOWLS 2, Nigeria

 

Offering
Bowl 32
37.5" high
$1200

 

Offering
Bowl 34
27.5" high
$500

 

Offering
Bowl 35
23.5" high
$500

These bowls, despite their appearance, show no real indication of tribal use and were probably made for the art market.

Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA, OFFERING BOWLS, Nigeria

Bowls like these were used to hold kola nuts as offerings of hospitality or as receptacles for the sixteen sacred palm nuts used in divination. This form, with a kneeling female figure with lidded bowl, is known as an Opon Igede Ifa.

Another form, with the bowl on top, is known as an Agere Ifa, can be seen on Offering Bowls Page 1.

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