Gods, Festivals and Kings: Art of the Yoruba Peoples



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 1. Covered diviner's bowl
Yoruba, Ketu Region, Nigeria
Wood, mirrors, metal
Height: 7 inches, Width: 12 inches
First Half 20th century

 2. Ifa bowl, Opon Igede
Yoruba, Ekiti area
Wood
Height: 11 inches, Width: 16 inches

 3. Diviner's bowl, agere-Ifa
Yoruba, Nigeria, Oyo Region
Wood
Height: 9.5 inches, Width: 7 inches

 4. Diviner's bowl, agere-Ifa
Yoruba, Nigeria, Oyo region
Wood with dark patina
Height : 6 inches, Width 5.5 inches
First half 20th century
5. Diviner's clapper and pointerm iroke Ifa
Yoruba, Nigeria
Wood, metal
Height: 13 inches, Width: 2 inches
First half 20th century
 6. Kneeling Eshu figure
Yoruba, Nigeria, Igbomina or Oyo area
Wood, cowry shells, fiber
Height 17.5  inches, Width 4.5 inches
First half 20th Century
SOLD
7. Eshu dance wand
Yoruba, Nigeria, Southwest Oyo or Egba region
Wood with dark patina
Height 9.5 inches, Width: 2.5 inches
Circa 1900
 8. Shango dance staff, Oshe Shango
Yoruba, Nigeria, Oyo Region
Wood, beads
Height 23.5 inches, Width 8 inches
First quarter 20th century
9. Shango staff, Oshe Shango
Yoruba, Nigeria
Wood
Height: 29 inches, Width 5.25 inches
First quarter 20th century
SOLD
10. Decorative plaque
Yoruba, Nigeria, Igbomina area
Wood with cloth padding, polychrome
Height 15.5 inches, Width: 9.5 inches
First half 20th century