Wooden statue, depicting a squatting female, used

Made:
Democratic Republic of Congo

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Wooden statue, depicting a squatting female, used as an oracle representing the goddess of maternity, Batetela, Belgian Congo

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A126697
type:
statues ethnography (african), representation, deities, ethnography (african), female, representation, statues
credit:
Glendining
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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