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ID: 300264447
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300264447

 

Record Type: concept
agere Ifa (<sculpture by function>, sculpture (visual works), ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Small carved wooden or ivory sculptures consisting of a figurine, often a male equestrian or a kneeling woman, and a shallow bowl. The bowl is used to hold the sixteen sacred palm nuts used in Yoruba divination rituals. Such sculptures are works of art commissioned by patrons from the carvers.
 
Terms:
agere Ifa (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,U)
agere Ifa (Spanish-P,D,U,SN)
agere Ifa (African language-P,D,U,PN)
agere Ifa (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
divination cups (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
伊發雕像 (C,U,Chinese (traditional)-P,D,U,U)
占卜容器 (C,U,Chinese (traditional),UF,U,U)
占卜雕碗 (C,U,Chinese (traditional),UF,U,U)
yī fā diāo xiàng (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Hanyu Pinyin)-P,UF,U,U)
yi fa diao xiang (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Pinyin without tones)-P,UF,U,U)
i fa tiao hsiang (C,U,Chinese (transliterated Wade-Giles)-P,UF,U,U)
Orakelschale (Agere Ifá) (C,U,German,D,SN)
Agere Ifà (C,U,German-P,AD,B)
Orakelschalen (C,U,German,UF,PN)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.VC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by material or technique>
................ <visual works by material or technique> (G)
Hierarchy of sculpture (visual works)
.................... sculpture (visual works) (G)
Hierarchy of <sculpture by function>
........................ <sculpture by function> (G)
Hierarchy of agere Ifa
............................ agere Ifa (G)

Additional Parents:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by material or technique>
................ <visual works by material or technique> (G)
Hierarchy of sculpture (visual works)
.................... sculpture (visual works) (G)
Hierarchy of <sculpture by subject type>
........................ <sculpture by subject type> (G)
Hierarchy of figurines
............................ figurines (G)
Hierarchy of agere Ifa
................................ agere Ifa (G)
 
Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Object Genres (hierarchy name)
.... Object Genres (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of object genres (object classifications)
........ object genres (object classifications) (G)
Hierarchy of <object genres by function>
............ <object genres by function> (G)
Hierarchy of divination objects
................ divination objects (G)
Hierarchy of agere Ifa
.................... agere Ifa (G)
 
Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name)
.... Furnishings and Equipment (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Containers (hierarchy name)
........ Containers (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of containers (receptacles)
............ containers (receptacles) (G)
Hierarchy of <containers by form>
................ <containers by form> (G)
Hierarchy of vessels (containers)
.................... vessels (containers) (G)
Hierarchy of bowls (vessels)
........................ bowls (vessels) (G)
Hierarchy of agere Ifa
............................ agere Ifa (G)

Additional Notes:
Chinese (traditional) ..... 一種小型的木雕或象牙雕,由一個通常為騎馬男子或跪姿女子的小雕像,以及一個淺碗所構成。在西非優魯巴族(Yoruba)占卜儀式中,淺碗用來盛放十六種祭祀用的棕櫚果實。這類雕刻是由祈求占卜的贊助人,委託雕刻家製成的藝術作品。 
Dutch ..... Kleine uitgesneden houten of ivoren beeldhouwwerken, die bestaan uit een figuurtje - vaak een ruiter of een knielende vrouw - en een ondiepe kom. In de kom bevinden zich zestien gewijde palmnoten die worden gebruikt voor wichelaarsrituelen van de Yoruba's. Dergelijke beeldhouwwerken zijn kunstwerken die werden gemaakt in opdracht van begunstigers. 
German ..... Kleine geschnitzte Skulptur aus Holz oder Elfenbein, die eine Figur darstellt, oft ein männlicher Reiter oder eine kniende Frau, und eine flache Schale. Die Schale dient zur Aufbewahrung der sechzehn heiligen Palmnüsse, die in Yoruba-Ritualen verwendet werden. Die Skulpturen sind Kunstwerke, die von Kunden der Schnitzer in Auftrag gegeben werden.  
Spanish ..... Pequeñas esculturas talladas en madera o márfil que consisten de una figurilla, frecuentemente una figura equestre masculina o una mujer arrodillada, y un cuenco poco profundo. El cuenco es usado para recoger las 16 nueces de las palmas sagradas usadas en rituales de adivinación yoruba. Ciertas esculturas son obras de arte comisionadas por los patrones de los talladores. 

Sources and Contributors:
伊發雕像............  [AS-Academia Sinica Preferred]
...........  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
占卜容器............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
...........  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
占卜雕碗............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
...........  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
agere Ifa............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred, RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
....................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
....................  Discoveries: African Art (1990) 44 Valdovino, "Female figure with lidded bowl"
....................  Garrard, Africa: Art of a Continent (1995) 427
....................  Gillon, Breve historia del arte africano (1984) 235
....................  Pemberton, Insight and Artistry (2000) 182 Abiodun, "Riding the horse of praise"
....................  Sieber and Walker, African Art (1987) 74; illus.
Agere Ifà............  [IfM-SMB-PK Preferred]
....................  Kecskési, Kunst aus dem alten Afrika (1982) 131
....................  Krieger, Westafrikanische Plastik 1.1 (1978) 57
....................  Staewen und Schönberg, Kulturwandel und Angstentwicklung bei den Yoruba Westafrikas (1970) 120
divination cups............  [VP]
.............................  Sieber and Walker, African Art (1987) 74 text describes them as bowls though it used the term "cup"
i fa tiao hsiang............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.............................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
Orakelschale (Agere Ifá)............  [IfM-SMB-PK]
.........................................  Leopold Museum (2006- ) [online] http://www.leopoldmuseum.org/de/forschung/provenienzforschung/datenbank/4719
Orakelschalen............  [IfM-SMB-PK]
..........................  AAT-Deutsch (2012-)
yī fā diāo xiàng............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.............................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
yi fa diao xiang............  [AS-Academia Sinica]
.............................  AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
 
Subject: .....  [AS-Academia Sinica, CDBP-SNPC, IfM-SMB-PK, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Sieber and Walker, African Art (1987) 74
Chinese (traditional) .......... [AS-Academia Sinica]
.......... AS-Academia Sinica data (2014-)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
German .......... [IfM-SMB-PK]
.......... IfM Berlin
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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