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Image of Ivri Shrine (Shrine to the Hand)

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unknown Urhobo
Primary



Ivri Shrine (Shrine to the Hand)

19th century - 20th century
Carved wood with pigment

12 13/16 in. x 5 5/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. (32.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 10 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.82
Other Number(s): 119 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Nigeria
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Urhobo, Nigerian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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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.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • Nigerian
  • ritual objects - Objects used for a particular ritual activity, often as part of a ceremony.
  • Urhobo
  • 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.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • Backtalk: Exposures, Erasures, and Elisions of the Bryn Mawr College African Art Collection Bryn Mawr College , Feb 5, 2015 – Jun 1, 2015
  • Homage to Nigeria, Selection from Southern California Collections The Bowers Museum , Oct 17, 1981 – Jan 3, 1982

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 119
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0100687.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Philip M. Peek, "The Isoko Ethos of Ivri." African Arts 20, no. 1 (November 1986): 42-47.
  • "Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco." (Accessed April 8, 2020): Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, https://art.famsf.org/. Accession No.: 1996.12.28.
  • Tom Phillips, ed. Africa: The Art of a Continent (Munich; London; New York: Prestel Verlag and Royal Academy of Arts, 1999), 393. Figure Number: 5.58b

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Philip M. Peek, "The Isoko Ethos of Ivri." African Arts 20, no. 1 (November 1986): 42-47, 98.
  • Tom Phillips, ed. Africa: The Art of a Continent (Munich; London; New York: Prestel Verlag and Royal Academy of Arts, 1999), 393. Figure Number: 5.58b

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