Divination plaque, hide, one with 2 bells, Uganda, South Africa and Zambia, 1880-1920
The Bagandan people of Uganda in East Africa used this plaque. It was part of a set of artefacts they used in divination. It is made of hide and has two bells attached. Divination is used in many African communities to diagnose the cause of illness. The plaque was donated by the Ugandan Government in 1925.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
- Object Number:
- divination board
- divination object
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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