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Canvas Print : ifa cup and cover, Nigerian, 188-1878

ifa cup and cover, Nigerian, 188-1878



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ifa cup and cover, Nigerian, 188-1878

Wooden cup and cover with divinatory figure on top. To contain seeds used by priests of Ifa in divination

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Media ID 6048420

Drink Food Nigeria


20"x16" (50x40cm) Canvas Print

Step into the rich cultural history of Nigeria with our exquisite Canvas Print from Media Storehouse and Nottingham City Photos. This captivating piece showcases an authentic Ifa cup and cover, a sacred artifact used by the Yoruba priests in Nigeria for divination. The intricately designed wooden cup is adorned with a divinatory figure on the cover, adding an air of mystique and tradition. Bring the vibrant history and artistry of Africa into your home or office space with this stunning, museum-quality Canvas Print, a perfect addition to any collection.

Ready to hang Premium Gloss Canvas Print. Our archival quality canvas prints are made from Polyester and Cotton mix and stretched over a 1.25" (32mm) kiln dried knot free wood stretcher bar. Packaged in a plastic bag and secured to a cardboard insert for transit.

Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang

Estimated Product Size is 40.6cm x 50.8cm (16" x 20")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases an exquisite artifact, the Ifa cup and cover from Nigeria dating back to 188-1878. Crafted meticulously out of wood, this ornate cup and its accompanying lid feature intricate carvings that pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of Africa. The highlight of this masterpiece is undoubtedly the divinatory figure adorning its top, symbolizing the important role it played in ancient Nigerian rituals. The Ifa cup and cover were not just mere decorative items; they held a significant purpose in religious practices. Priests of Ifa would utilize these vessels to contain seeds used during divination ceremonies. These sacred rituals involved seeking divine guidance through interpreting patterns formed by scattered seeds within the cup. The craftsmanship displayed on this piece is truly awe-inspiring. Every detail has been carefully carved into the wood, showcasing both artistic skill and reverence for tradition. From delicate engravings depicting traditional Nigerian symbols to meticulous attention given to every curve and contour, this artifact serves as a testament to the mastery possessed by African artisans. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are transported back in time, immersing ourselves in Nigeria's vibrant history and culture. It reminds us of how food and drink have always played integral roles in spiritual practices across different civilizations worldwide – connecting people with their beliefs while nourishing their bodies. Through Nottingham City Photos' lens, we can appreciate not only the beauty but also the profound significance behind each artifact captured within their collection – preserving history one click at a time

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