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Mouse pot - Wood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

Lot reference 28590827
Mouse pot - Wood - Baoulé - Côte d'Ivoire

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Location: France
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Early 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Mouse pot
Ethnic group/ culture: Baoulé
Region/ country: Côte d'Ivoire
Material: Wood
Period: Early 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 25×16×21 cm
Weight: 1229 g

Very Beautiful Baule Mice Pot or “Mice Oracle” from the centre-north of Ivory Coast
This object was meant for divination and accompanied soothsayers during their travels. The soothsayer would place one or several starving mice in the box with sticks, porcupine spines, tortoiseshells and some food. Once the pot was closed, the soothsayer recited incantations. Starving, the single or several mice would feed themselves and unintentionally change the layout of the objects which were then deciphered and interpreted by the soothsayer.

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Catawiki member since January 29, 2017, received 6 reviews in total (3 in last 12 months)

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    Very nice and authentic item, exactly as described and pictured. Safely packed and delivered quickly. Everything fine, thank you very much!
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    user-d9bccd7 August 22, 2019

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    vind ik erg speciaal, goede conditie, ik ben tevreden
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    johannesbatista2 September 4, 2018


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