6 divination plaques, hide, one with 2 bells, by Baganda tribe, Uganda, c. 1920
A set of six divination plaques from Uganda. In many African countries the cause of disease can be diagnosed by divination. The diviner throws the plaques onto a mat and interprets their pattern. These plaques are made from animal hide, and one has two bells fixed to the top.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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- divination plaques, divination plaque, folk medicine (divination) ethnography (african), folk medicine (divination) divination plaques, ethnography (african), folk medicine (divination)
- Ugandan Government
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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