Fetish: (Common in West African derived Magic and Haitian Vodou) an object believed to have supernatural powers, or in particular, a man-made object that has power over others. Essentially, fetishism is the emic attribution of inherent value or powers to an object.
Yoruba, divination cup (23 cm) Such bowls were used in rituals in which destiny or prediction (ifa) was divined. Ifa divination was used to transcribe the wisdom of Orunmila, the spirit of wisdom and prophecy in Yoruba mythology. A priest taps rhythmically on a tray with a tapper to ask for the help of Orunmila. A divination bowl like this one is used to keep the sixteen sacred palm nuts.
a vessel made of carved wood used to store the ikin ifá (palm nuts for divination). Ifá is the primitive Yorùbá religion.
Wang Fu'an (1880-1960) CALLIGRAPHY COUPLET IN ZHUANSHU signed FU'AN, dated 1944, inscribed, with a dedication, and two seals of the artist ink on paper, pair of hanging scrolls each 75.8 by 11 cm 29 7/8 by 4 ¼ in. 王福厂 篆書十言聯 (1880-1960) 水墨紙本 立軸 一九四四年作 款識： 碧縷牆頭，妝點層臺芳榭； 翠蘿深處，分付布襪青鞵。 呂渭老〈醉蓬萊〉、柳永〈柳初新〉、林少瞻〈少年游〉、張炎〈聲聲慢〉。仲藜先生法家屬書弇山居士集宋人詞句，即希正篆。閼逢涒灘律中仲呂之月。福厂王禔時客滬上。 鈐印：「福厂六十歲後書」、「王禔印信」。 各 75.8 by 11 cm 29 7/8 by 4 ¼ in. (2)
Sex in Ancient Egypt Documentary. title card aside, fascinating documentary. also points out the failings of early archaeological practices- deliberately destroying or censoring artifacts in order to 'preserve modesty'.