3949. Gift Bowl Figure

3949.   Western Nigeria.  Yoruba, Western Nigeria, Ekiti and Igbomina area. Olumaye, Gift Bowl Figure, called Agere Ifa, kneeling bowl bearer. Brown wood. Rounded head with “fin” coiffure. Bowl has carved figures showing of embracing couple and standing man.  Missionary collection.  An elegantly carved  Efon Alaye – one who knows honor.  Kneeling woman believed to be  a messenger of. Such bowl also hold kola nuts used for If a Divination. Carving style probable Adishina Family the spirits.

First half 20th century. 9 x 4 inches.

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