Ifa divination bell (iro Ifa) - 2009.83.6_3


Ifa divination bell (iro Ifa)

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Ivory, metal
Geography: Ilorin, Nigeria
Date: 1969
23.2 x 3.2 cm
Object number: 2009.83.6
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Jack Lieber
Not on view
DescriptionIvory divination bell representing a kneeling woman holding her breasts. Bells such as these were used at the onset of Ifa divination rituals to call Ifa's attention.
Global Africa
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