Showcasing the art and ritual of the African and African-diaspora religions

Yoruba Beaded Bottle

Catalog Number: D105


4.30” x 4.27” x 11.5”

109.27 mm x 108.39 mm x 292.00 mm

Religion and Denomination: Yoruba indigenous religion (Yoruba)
Transatlantic Family of Religion: Orisha
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Materials: Glass
Usage: Ritual (used)
Detailed Description of Significance:

West African Yorùbá bottle for òrìṣà-related libations and elixirs.  Note the bird on the stopper. The extensive beading suggests that it belonged to a high-status priest.  Its colors of these imported glass beads invoke a range of gods, including Yemọja (blue and white) and Ṣàngó (red and white).