Yoruba Divination Pot
Approx Age: Early – Mid 20th Century
Dimensions cm: 40 diameter x 26 tall
Ref. Number: 1388
A wonderful Yoruba divination pot, split into two sections inside for divination purpose and shows great evidence of long-term use. The lid carved with a lizard and also a face to one side of the lid. The inside of the lid has been carved with a notch so it fits over the divider, the base has evidence of old insect invasion.
Provenance: Collected by Michael and Renate Lancaster between 1958-59 from Ibadan in Nigeria.
Ifa divination is a media to transcribe the direction of Orunmila, the spirit of wisdom and divinity of destiny and prophecy in Yoruba mythology. A highly-trained priest, called
During the divination process, the
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