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Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl
Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl

Yoruba Shango Horserider Divination Bowl 16″ – Nigeria – African Art

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This incredibly intricate Yoruba piece has extensive patina, most apparent on the lid’s handle. The rider is surrounded by four figures in various positions on the base. The bowl has beautifully carved designs throughout and the lid features four human faces. It is believed that Orisha Shango was once ruling over the Oyo Kingdom of Nigeria, which was known for its calvary, and is the reason you often see Shango equestrian relics. There is some cracking and wear and tear throughout. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Divination Bowl

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Yoruba

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

16"

Width (Inches)

6"

Depth (Inches)

6"

Weight

2.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking and wear and tear throughout. Inspect photos or inqure for more information.

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Tribe Information

About the Yoruba People

The Yoruba are the largest cultural group on the African continent, with nearly 40 million people. The word ‘Yoruba’ describes both the language and a tribe living across Nigeria and the Popular Republic of Benin, in an area of forest and savannah.

Geography
The Yoruba people’s primary living space is South-West Nigeria with substantial Yoruba communities in Benin, Togo and Sierra Leone but they are not bound by state or country borders. This area is often referred to as “Yorubaland”. Most of the terrain is either forest, woodland savannah, rich farmland or coastal swamps and lagoons.

History
The origin of the Yoruba people in Nigeria is heavily debated. Some believe they came from the east in Mecca, some say from the north in Egypt. Evidence shows that ethnically, Yoruba’s have been in the area known as Yorubaland since the 7th century BC. Scholars believe the area was probably inhabited earlier by peoples of the Nok culture. Yorubaland covers the modern-day countries of Nigeria, Togo and Benin. The term Yoruba to describe ethnicity, did not come about until the 16th century and wasn’t widely used until the 19th century. Before then, the Yoruba people were known by many names depending on who was acknowledging them. For instance, the Europeans referred to them as Akú, whereas in Cuba, they were referred to as O luku mi.

Read more about the Yoruba here.