Iroke (Divination Tapper)
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Iroke (Divination Tapper)19th century - 20th century
1 3/16 in. x 1 in. x 3 9/16 in. (3 cm x 2.5 cm x 9 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- heads - Representations of the heads of humans, animals, or mythical or legendary beings.
- sacred objects - Broadly, ceremonial objects that retain their sacredness in their present context. Sometimes defined more narrowly as only those needed by a present-day culture to practice their religion. For objects that are used primarily for a religious ceremony or function, but are not necessarily in themselves considered sacred, use "religious objects."
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
- Backtalk: Exposures, Erasures, and Elisions of the Bryn Mawr College African Art Collection Bryn Mawr College , Feb 5, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
Owner Name: Bruce and Adele King, in memory of Nicole M. King, Class of 1986
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Acquisition Method: Purchased in Ibadan, Nigeria from house to house trader
Ownership Start Date: 1962-1964
Ownership End Date: June 6, 2003
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Evelyn Roache, "The Art of the Ifa Oracle." African Arts 8, no. 1 (Autumn 1974): 20-25, 87.
- Stefan Eisenhofer, ed. Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Afrika: Tradition und Moderne in Südnigeria (Linz, Austria: des Oberösterreichisches Landesmuseums, 1977), 190-203.
Opon Ifa (Divination Tray)
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