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Sculpture

Object Number:AF585
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Bienge
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Height: 4 cm
Length: 23.5 cm
Width: 5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:559 - Other Number

Description

"Itombwa" diviner; anthropomorphic divining board; crude carving of face at top end; oblong face; small knob protruding from the top of the head; eyes protrude from side of head, with horizontal slit across the center; top of body is flat with a smooth surface; rest of surface is incised with many marks; four stumps protrude from each corner of the body; pointed tail at base, which points downward touching the surface; object is dark brown in color.

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