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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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Drink Food Nigeria


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Introducing the Media Storehouse Photo Mug featuring an intriguing image of an Ifa Cup and Cover from Nottingham City Photos. This unique mug showcases the rich cultural heritage of Nigeria with its beautifully detailed wooden cup and cover adorned with a divinatory figure. Perfect for sipping your favorite beverage while immersing yourself in the history and traditions of the Yoruba people and their revered deity, Ifa. Ideal as a thoughtful gift or a cherished addition to your own collection. Embrace the past, one sip at a time.

A personalised photo mug blends sentimentality with functionality, making an ideal gift for cherished loved ones, close friends, or valued colleagues. Preview may show both sides of the same mug.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

Mug Size is 9.5cm high x 8cm diameter (3.7" x 3.1")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate


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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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