Box for Ifá Divination Paraphernalia (Primary Title)
In the top section of this box’s lid, Èsù flanks a mounted warrior: on the left, he sounds his flute, announcing the sacrifice being prepared in the lower panels; on the right, he puffs on a pipe, producing smoke that suggests confusion. In contrast with these scenes of action is the figure of a kneeling female at the lower center—a paragon of serenity, balance, and reverence.
"Spirit of the Motherland." Roanoke: Museum of Western Virginia. September 1995- January 1996. Newport News: Peninsula Fine Arts Center. January- May 1996.
Fagg, William. Yoruba: Sculpture of West Africa. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. (illus. 8, p.68)
Robbins, Warren M. and Nancy Ingram Nooter. African Art in American Collections: A Survey. Washington D. C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. (illus. 1543, p.560)
Woodward, Richard B. African Art: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2000. (p. 26-27)
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