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Ifa Divination Vessel: Mother and Child Caryatid (Agere Ifa)

19th–20th century
Nigeria, Northern Oyo, Oyo State
Yoruba peoples
Wood, beads
H. 9 x D. 6 1/2 in. (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
[Judith Small Nash Gallery, New York, until 1971]

Jones, Julie, and Susan Mullin Vogel. Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1965–75), pp. 171–183.

LaGamma, Alisa. Art and Oracle: African Art and Rituals of Divination. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000, no. 15, p. 39.

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