University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF399
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number940 - Other Number

Description

Hollow, carved wooden funnel used to administering an enema. In the practice of medicane the remedies mostly used are cupping and the enema. The former is applied is cases of fever or headache, and to tumors or other swellings. Warm water is used in administering an enema. 'Doctors" are usually medicane men.
Double line zig-zag in center with four lines incised on either side.
Similiar to AF577


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