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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


10"x8" Mount with 8"x6" Print

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria with our exquisite Mounted Photos from Media Storehouse, featuring an authentic Ifa Cup and Cover from Nottingham City Photos. This wooden cup and cover, dating back to the late 19th century, showcases a stunning divinatory figure atop, representing the revered deity of the Yoruba people. A prized possession of the priests, this cup was used to contain seeds during divination rituals. Add this unique piece to your collection and bring a touch of African history and tradition into your home or office.

Printed on 8"x6" paper and suitable for use in a 10"x8" frame (frame not included). Prints are mounted with card both front and back. Featuring a custom cut aperture to match chosen image. Professional 234gsm Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II paper.

Photo prints supplied in custom cut card mount ready for framing

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 15.2cm x 17.8cm (6" x 7")

Estimated Product Size is 20.3cm x 25.4cm (8" x 10")

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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