Divination Objects (?)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
a: 12 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (30.5 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm)
b: 10 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 2 in. (26.7 x 5.7 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Possibly Luba. Divination Objects (?), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, a: 12 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (30.5 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1294a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1294a_front_PS5.jpg)
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Two dark hard wood sticks with human heads carved on top. A has a strip of metal (inlaid copper) for eyes and pierced ears. Both have holes in top of heads. Holes for attachment of some sort on bottom end. Both sticks have shiny patina. CONDITION: A has been cracked and repaired. B good but one ear broken and crack under part of head.
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