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Baule Mouse Oracle


Baule diviners mouse oracle from Ivory Coast.

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SKU: 5579 Category: Tags: , ,

Product Description

Item: #5579

Tribe: Baule

Country: Ivory Coast

Material: Wood.

Size: 7″ (17.8 cm) Tall

Condition: Fair

Provenance: Private USA Estate Collection.

Baule diviners would used mouse oracles like this to foretell and influence the future. The diviner would place food and specifically arranged sticks inside the oracle, and then covered. The oracle has a hole in the bottom and and it is through this that a mouse would enter to get to the food, disturbing the stick, which in turn would be “read” by the diviner who would interpret the meaning of the rearranged sticks.

Additional Information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 12 x 12 in