André Schoeller, Paris
Alain de Monbrison, Paris
The functional context of this rare sculpture from the northern Bassa is not known. William Siegmann (personal correspondance March 11, 2007) points out that the insertion of metal pegs hints to the context of divination or other ritual use and suggests that the object might be comparable to the figurative divination implements - kedie - used by the neighbouring Dan.
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