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Diviner's Staff: Birds (Osun babalawo)

Date:
19th–20th century
Geography:
Nigeria
Culture:
Yoruba peoples
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H. 21 13/16 x W. 10 3/4 x D. 10 13/16 in. (55.5 x 27.3 x 27.5 cm)
Classification:
Metal-Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Bequest of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.206.76
Not on view
[Julius Carlebach Gallery, New York, until 1958]; Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York, 1958, on loan to The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1958–1978

LaGamma, Alisa. Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000.



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