Yoruba Ifa Divination Offering Figure, Nigeria #15

$ 2,200.00

  • Yoruba Ifa Divination Offering Figure, Nigeria #15
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Origin: Nigeri
  • Measurements: 14.17 Inch
  • Condition: Excellent, Fine and Authentic.
  • The main Yoruba Cults are the Gelede, Epa, Ogboni, and the worship Esu, through which a very wide variety of Deities intervene. In the Yoruba Pantheon, Orunmila is the Deity "Orisa" that is consulted in case of problems through Divination Ifà .
  • Kneeling Female figures are Iconic in Yoruba Religious Art. In this pose, the Figure represents a Supplicant before the Orisha, or Deity, on whose Altar it is placed. The image beautifies the Altar and thereby Honors the Orisha.
  • This type of Figure with a cup meant to contain Sacred Palm Nuts was used in Divination Rites. Focused on the Veneration of its Gods, or Orisha, Yoruba Religion relies on artistic sculptures with Coded Messages (Aroko). They are designed by sculptors at the request of followers, Soothsayers and their customers. These spirits are supposed to intercede with the Supreme God Olodumare.