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Senufo Wood and Cloth Kafigelejo Oracle Figure, Ivory Coast

Composed of a wooden skeleton overlaid by cloth, now mounted on a stand.

Overall: 31 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.

Note: The Kafigelejo figure is a ritualistic object used to get to the truth. This figure gives visual representation to the invisible busla spirits and functions as a divination device. Kafigelejo divination is used to uncover misdeeds, false testimony and culpability. Although such works have the potential to affect all members of a Senufo community, access to this oracle is restricted to the most enlightened senior male and occasionally, female members, who keep it shrouded in secrecy.

Condition:

Staining, wear and minor holes in the cloth.

Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.

 

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Hammer Price
$700
09/20/2019

 

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