Mouse Oracle - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast

Description
Mouse Oracle - Wood - Baoulé - Ivory Coast
Mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

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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Lot details
Object
Mouse Oracle
Ethnic group/ culture
Baoulé
Region/ country
Ivory Coast
Material
Wood
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
43×50×28 cm
Weight
7500 g
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