3 divination bones, South African, 1880-1920
A set of three divination bones from South Africa, carved in the form of pendants. In many African countries the cause of disease can be diagnosed by divination. Diviners throw the bones onto a mat and interpret their pattern.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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overall (upright): 60 mm x 9 mm x 8 mm, 0.006 kg
overall (all three): 0.024 kg
- divination set
- divination object
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