Authentic old Divination dish or Agere Ifa from the Yoruba peoples of Nigeria, West Africa. Carved wood with a delicate and fine female ancestor support shown holding two roosters. Note the incised designs accented with indigo pigment. Given its ritual and aesthetic functions, àgéré Ifá provides the Yoruba carver with a unique opportunity to display his artistic talents.Usually carved from wood , a typical container is in the form of an animal or human figure bearing a small bowl. In some cases, the metaphysical attribute of a given animal motif (such as a snake or mudfish) may be used to further empower the sacred palm nuts inside the bowl. But when the motif assumes a human form, it frequently has a votive significance, especially since some àgéré Ifá are given by clients to a diviner to thank the gods for a blessing or to implore the deity to bestow more favors on the donor Measures 6.75 inches tall x 4 inches wide.