Set of 18 bones, four pieces of nut shell, three shells, (one cowrie) and two nut kernels, all contained inside a shallow wooden bowl, South African, 1890-1924
A wooden bowl containing shells, bones and nut kernels, used by South African diviners. In many African countries the cause of disease can be diagnosed by divination. Diviners throw the objects onto a mat and interpret their pattern.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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- divination bowl
- divination object
- British Empire Exhibition. Nigerian Sect
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