Wooden Songye divination rattle. This object surmounted by a typical Songye head found on nkishi power statues or Kifwebe masks, has a ringed neck that is also found on other objects cf. attached photo.
Originally, small calabashes were fitted to the pike. Divinatory rattles also exist in African Luba art, for example.
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- 19,5 cm
- Ethnic group
- Tribal Art Collection United States
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