Divination Board


Location: On Display in the Africa Galleries

From: Nigeria

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 81-2-7A
Current Location Africa Galleries - On Display
Culture Yoruba
Provenience Nigeria
Section African
Materials Wood

The divination board is of a flat oval piece of wood. On one side there is a slightly raised flat rim with decorative carving. The carving includes a human face at the top center and various bands of geometric designs. Some are zig-zag and some are criss-crosing and some are long parallel bands. The interior of the board is slightly convex and the bottom edge of the rim and part of the interior has a patch of a fibrous substance on it. The back of the board is flat and undecorated.

Length 29.2 cm
Width 23 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Robert M. Bruckman, 1981

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