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Mouse Oracle - Wood - Baule - Ivory Coast - Asian African Art
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Mouse Oracle – Wood – Baule – Ivory Coast

 200,00  180,00

Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Mouse Oracle
Ethnic group/ culture:Baule
Region/ country:Ivory Coast
Material:Wood
Period:mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:40×26×19 cm
Weight:2900 g

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Description

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 predicitions by “reading” the position of the rice, moved by the mouse.

Good condition with beautiful dark oily aged patina.

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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