Divination Board (Pako Ifa)
Arts of Africa
late 19th century
3/4 x 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (1.9 x 24.4 x 24.4 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Yorùbá. Divination Board (Pako Ifa), late 19th century. Wood, 3/4 x 9 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (1.9 x 24.4 x 24.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Flat, circular board carved from a single piece of wood. Face at top; a knob projecting upward on either side. Rim sectioned off by crosshatch and serrate-relief patterns.
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