Tabwa memory board from Congo
  • Tabwa memory board from Congo

Tabwa memory board

€225.00

African art and divination

Just like the Luba, the Batabwa, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, use objects called memorial or divinatory tablets. They consist of a wooden plank often adorned with a characteristically styled head as seen here. Indeed, the face has the famous scarifications dear to the Tabwa as well as a long headdress, elements found on the statues of ancestors for example.

The diviner, who could be a woman, used this object at the request of a client.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
31 cm
Ethnic group
Tabwa / Batabwa
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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