Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : African & Tribal Art : Yoruba Divination Bowls : Yoruba Wooden Divination Bowl Supported by a Kneeling Woman
Click to view original image.
Yoruba Wooden Divination Bowl Supported by a Kneeling Woman - PF.4691
Origin: Ekiti, Nigeria
Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20 th Century AD
Dimensions: 13.75" (34.9cm) high x 6.5" (16.5cm) wide
Collection: African Art
Medium: Wood


Additional Information: Closet AF12
$4,500.00
Location: United States
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
This spectacular carving once held Ikan Ifa, the sixteen sacred palm nuts used during Ifa divination rites. The sculptural subject is a marvelous merging of religious and domestic action. The devotee kneels before the gods in supplication, her face composed and purposeful, yet contented. At the same time, she carefully balances a heavy burden that rests on her head. The artistry of the work is evident in the way in which the carver has conveyed the duties that she performs through the simplicity of line and form, eliminating all that is unnecessary. However, the formal elements remain with the prominent breasts and the beautifully carved angular facial features. This delightful touch reminds us that simplicity is the true essence of beauty. - (PF.4691)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2019 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting