Bag with objects for divination, Africa, 1880-1930
A woven string bag containing objects used for divination. The bag contains thirty-six objects including animal bones, pebbles, nut kernels and a hoof, each of which means something specific to a diviner. The objects are thrown onto a mat and the pattern can represent any one of hundreds of different causes of illness.
- Currently on display in:
- The Science and Art of Medicine
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