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37-22-259.23

From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 37-22-259.23
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island
Section African
Materials Stone | Seeds
Description

Nttheng means to divine; ma, with, of; yonggo is a Mendi word referring to the apparatus; le is the article [ Sherbro]. The pieces are thrown on the ground, and certain ones selected and arranged in lines of differing lengths and directions; from these the ttheng no [ diviner] foretells good or ill fortune.

Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 75 - Collector Number

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