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    Description

    Yoruba (Nigeria)
    (A)Tray for Ifa Divination, Opon Ifa
    Wood, pigment
    Height: 13 inches Width: 13 ¾ inches

    Yoruba (Nigeria)
    (B)Tray for Ifa Divination, Opon Ifa
    Wood, cord, cowry shell, white powder
    Height: 10 inches Width: 13 7/8 inches

    (A)A nearly circular tray analogous to those above, this example has more elaborate border designs outside the plain center area. At the top is the head of Eshu, and inside the series of motifs is a band of carved beads. There are some minor use losses on the back.

    (B)This rectangular tray, with slightly concave long sides, includes the usual face of Eshu Elegba, at top. The low relief raised border shows a zigzag motif on the long sides and then continuous interlace on the shorter ones. The condition is good, with extensive use patination.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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