Ifa Divination Board
Ifa Divination Board

Ifa Divination Board


Artist
Yoruba (Nigerian)
Date
circa 1930
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
Work : 9 1/2 x 11 x 3/4 in. (24.13 x 27.94 x 1.91 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Leif Jacobson
Object Number
1985.4.15

Label
Most Ifa divination trays are round; rectilinear trays, like this example, are comparatively rare. The carved face at the top of the tray represents Eshu, the messenger god who connects the divine and human worlds.