Seated Male Figure, 19th–20th century Ghana; Akan Wood, kaolin
Exceptional Dogon medicine container (in three pieces), Mali
Yoruba Opa Orere (Herbalist's Staff), Nigeria
Africa | Oracle bowl "agere ifa" from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, remains of pigment
Africa | Ifa oracle tapper from the Yoruba people of the Owo area, Nigeria | Ivory, reddish brown patina || Tappers are made of wood, brass or ivory. They are used by the diviner to strike the Ifa tray with the pointed end in order to attract "orunmilas" attention at the beginning of the session.
Africa | Spoon "wa ke mia" from the Dan people of Ivory Coast | These types of spoons belong to the "wunkirle", a married highly esteemed woman of the village. She was responsible for preparing the meals for feats in the circumcision camps as well as on special occasions. This type spoon was used for the ritual carrying of rice.