Ifa divination tapper - ROM2010_11686_3

ROM2010_11686_3

Ifa divination tapper

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Ivory
Geography: Collected in Ibadan, Nigeria
Date: Collected in 1968
Dimensions:
26 x 3.6 cm
Object number: 2009.83.5
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Jack Lieber
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
Description

Carved ivory tapper representing a man riding a horse. This would be used at the beginning of Ifa divination ceremonies, when it would be tapped on divination tray or mat to produce noise, in order to gain attention of relevant Orisa deities/spirits.


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