Divination plaque, Uganda, South Africa and Zambia, 1880-1920

Made:
1901-1925 in Uganda
maker:
Baganda

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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.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A38291/2
Materials:
bells, iron, whole, hide
type:
divination board
taxonomy:
  • divination object
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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