You're viewing this item in the new Europeana website. View this item in the original Europeana.

Carved Head (ikan ifa)

Marked E1987.12/3 CULT Yoruba Nigeria West Africa This ivory carved head has a stylised, anthropomorphic face with protruding eyes and lips and carved hair. These Ikan Ifa were used by the Yoruba people of Western Nigeria in divination rituals. NFA assisted purchase