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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Congolese (Zairian); Songye people
Title:Katatora
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:wood
Place Made:Africa
Measurements:Overall: 5 1/4 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 3/16 in; 13.3 cm x 6.5 cm x 5.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1999.28
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)
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Description:
A rubbing oracle with scarified female head used for divination rituals.

Label Text:
Attributed to the "master carver attached to the court of King Kasongo Niembo."

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