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    Yoruba (Nigeria)
    Tray for Ifa Divination, opon ifa
    Wood, patination
    Height: 18 ¾ inches Width: 18 ¼ inches Depth: 1 5/8 inches

    This large and richly-decorated opon ifa must have belonged to a successful diviner who could justify this scale. From the usual top center Eshu head a rather large number and variety of primarily animal effigies fan out. These include a pangolin, several different quadrupeds, a turtle, and a crested bird. A looped snake holds animal prey in its mouth. The condition is good.

    Provenance: Thomas D. Slater, Indianapolis



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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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