Mouse oracles were used by diviners. A mouse was placed in the upper part with some rice. When the mouse moved, the rice was displaced. Then the diviner made predictions by "reading" the position of the rice, moved by the mouse.
Good condition with beautiful dark oily aged patina. Fine detailed ancestor figures.
Provenance: former private collection from Belgium. Collected in the period 1953 - 1959 (More details provided to buyer).
Sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).
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- Mouse Oracle
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Ivory Coast
- Mid 20th century
- Good condition, used with some signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 43×50×28 cm
- 7500 g