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Basket

Object Number:30-13-1.1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ovimbundu
Provenience: Angola
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Technique:Basketry
Height: 6.3 cm
Outside Diameter:21.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. T. W. Woodside, 1930
Other Number:30-13-1A - Original Number

Description

Medicine Man's divining tray containing 40 objects associated with his craft. Tray is of a dark wicker work woven in a regular pattern. Of the contents ".5 " and ".7" are the most important pieces in the outfit; .5 , indicates innocence; .7 , indicates guilt. a - basket

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Imagine Africa with the Penn Museum (18 Sep 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

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