From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF399
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bushongo
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

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

Height 6.5 cm
Length 15 cm
Width 6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 940 - Other Number

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