The statues representing a woman with a cup, whatever the position whether sitting, kneeling, crouching, symbolize a divination rite. The diviner, covered in white, used this type of statue. In this bowl certain objects could be found and by shaking the bowl and analyzing the new position of the objects the diviner could predict the future.
Fair condition with clear traces of wear and tear.
Provenance: former private Belgian collection.
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).
Welcome to bid our other items:
- Bowl-barrier Figure
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Congo DRC
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 32×17×13 cm
- 750 g