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Divining Block

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Object Number:
67-13-2B
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Buddhist
Indian
Provenience:
India
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Wood
Description:
One of a pair of divining instruments, called jiaobei in China. Thick crescent shaped pieces of wood, beveled on inside curve. Used by priest in front of temples. Position of landing significant for religious portent.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore PA

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