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Africa | Ritual bowl "agere ifa" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, dark brown patina

Africa | Ritual bowl "agere ifa" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, dark brown patina

1995: National Museum of African Art acquires this bowl (Olowe of Ise, 1925). How would you describe it in 1 word? #africanartat50 #africa Olowe of Ise probably carved this lidded bowl with figures for a king or other person of high social status. Among the Yoruba such elaborately carved and decorated bowls were prestige objects used to offer kola nuts to guests or to deities during religious worship. The image of 4 dancing girls on the lid is the 1st such representation in Yoruba art.

1995: National Museum of African Art acquires this bowl (Olowe of Ise, 1925). How would you describe it in 1 word? #africanartat50 #africa Olowe of Ise probably carved this lidded bowl with figures for a king or other person of high social status. Among the Yoruba such elaborately carved and decorated bowls were prestige objects used to offer kola nuts to guests or to deities during religious worship. The image of 4 dancing girls on the lid is the 1st such representation in Yoruba art.

Africa | Throne from the Luguru people of Tanzania | Wood; aged varied brown patina with residue

Africa | Throne from the Luguru people of Tanzania | Wood; aged varied brown patina with residue

Yoruba Gelede Mask, Awori - Igbesa, Nigeria

Yoruba Gelede Mask, Awori - Igbesa, Nigeria

Statuette, Luluwa, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

Statuette, Luluwa, République Démocratique du Congo | lot | Sotheby's

More Pins Like This One At FOSTERGINGER @ PINTEREST No Pin Limitsでこのようなピンがいっぱいになるピンの限界

More Pins Like This One At FOSTERGINGER @ PINTEREST No Pin Limitsでこのようなピンがいっぱいになるピンの限界

LUBA Shankadi: female figure.  h 28.5 cm

LUBA Shankadi: female figure. h 28.5 cm

Africa | 'Epa' helmet mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigments

Africa | 'Epa' helmet mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigments

Africa | Royal bowl ~ ' Agere Ifa' ~ from the Yoruba people from the Egba region of southwestern Yorubaland, probably in the area of Abeokuta, Nigeria | ca. prior to 1868

Africa | Royal bowl ~ ' Agere Ifa' ~ from the Yoruba people from the Egba region of southwestern Yorubaland, probably in the area of Abeokuta, Nigeria | ca. prior to 1868

Africa | 'Epa' mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigment | 20th century

Africa | 'Epa' mask from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood and pigment | 20th century

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