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Culture:Congolese (Zairian); Luba people
Title:Kakishi (Friction Oracle)
Materials:wood, glass beads
Place Made:Africa; Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
Measurements:Overall: 5 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 14.6 cm x 4.4 cm x 5.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1999.4
Credit Line:The Barry D. Maurer (Class of 1959) Collection of African art purchased with Amherst College Discretionary Fund and funds from H. Axel Schupf (Class of 1957)

Label Text:
A rubbing oracle with a female head used in divination rituals. The bead necklace was added by the diviner. An example of the Luba Shankadi, Mwanza sub-style.
Reference: Pemberton III, John, The Artist's Eye, The Diviner's Insight. African Art in the Barry D. Maurer Collection, Mead Art Museum, 1998

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