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Diviner's Basket (Ngombo Ya Cisuka) and Miniature Divination Figures (Tuphele)

Artist/Maker: Chokwe people (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola and Zambia)

Date: 20th century
Medium: plant fiber, wood, copper alloy, iron, fur, gourd, bone, horn, glass beads, pottery, shell, nuts, stone, feathers and pigments
Overall (Basket): 2 3/8 × 12 1/8 × 12 1/4 in. (6 × 30.8 × 31.1 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Object number: 93.0002
DescriptionThe diviner, empowered by ancestors, shakes the basket and interprets the meaning of tuphele that come to rest facing his client.
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