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Framed 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


14"x12" (38x32cm) Modern Frame

Introducing the captivating Ifa Cup and Cover Framed Print from Nottingham City Photos' Media Storehouse collection. This intriguing artifact hails from Nigeria and dates back to the late 19th century. The wooden cup, adorned with a divinatory figure atop, was once used by priests of Ifa in their sacred divination practices. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria as you display this exquisite piece in your home or office. Our high-quality framed prints preserve the authenticity and beauty of this historical artifact, making it a unique and thoughtful addition to any space. Order yours today and bring a piece of history into your world.

Wood effect frame, card mounted, 10x8 archival quality photo print. Overall outside dimensions 14x12 inches (38x32cm). Environmentally and ozone friendly, 40mm wide x 15mm Polycore® moulding has the look of real wood, is durable and light and easy to hang. Biodegradable and made with non-chlorinated gases (no toxic fumes) it is efficient; producing 100 tons of polystyrene can save 300 tons of trees! Prints are glazed with lightweight, shatterproof, optical clarity acrylic (providing the same general protection from the environment as glass). The back is stapled hardboard with a sawtooth hanger attached. Note: To minimise original artwork cropping, for optimum layout, and to ensure print is secure, the visible print may be marginally smaller

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 20.8cm x 24.4cm (8.2" x 9.6")

Estimated Product Size is 32.5cm x 37.6cm (12.8" x 14.8")

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.


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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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