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    Yoruba (Nigeria)
    Diviner's Beaded bag, Apo Ifa
    Beads, leather, cloth
    Height: 11 5/8 inches Width: 13 7/8 inches

    Similar to the lot above, this bag has three ancestor faces, each showing three vertical scars on each cheek. The faces, set against a blue and white bordered field of blue, are separated by flower-like rosettes and leaf forms. Above this decorative field is printed, in beadwork, the name of its diviner-owner, G. Adeyekun Apena, and his town, Ajido. Three tassels hang from the lower part of the bag.

    Although there is some staining and dinginess from use, the overall condition is good.

    Provenance: Collected by Yattasai Saiko in Akure, Nigeria about 1972 ( H. B. Greene note)
    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
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