Yoruba Divination Bowl, Nigeria, #0273
Title: Divination Bowl, 'Agere Ifa'
Material: Carved Wood
The palm nuts used in divination are kept
in a carved container or cup called ‘Agere
Ifa.’ A high priest or diviner, also called the
‘Babalawo’, mediates between the ancestral
realm and the living through the divination
process known as Ifa. The cup is supported
by figures of a mother and child.