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Divination object (Galukoshi)
Divination object (Galukoshi)
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Bamboo, Wood, Raffia, Feathers,
Dimensions:
9 x 8 x 3 (22.9 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm)
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Pende
Accession Number:
1999.142.201
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

This gadget which unfolds in an accordian-like fashion has a small mask crowned with bird feathers fixed to its front. It is used as a means of communication by extending it to touch with the mask of another person. It can be used to call attention to another person or perhaps to indicate he should go away.

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