Suku Divination Cup

2635

$249.00

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Suku
ITEM #:
2635
ETHNICITY:
Suku
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
SUKU DIVINATION CUP
Suku cups were passed down in a matrilinear succession and generations of use resulted in the shiny old patinas that are the characteristic.

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African Art

ITEM #:
2635
ETHNICITY:
Suku
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
MEDIUM:
Wood.
DIMENSIONS:
4″ Tall  x 5″ Wide (8.9cm T x  11.4cm W)
CONDITION:
Very Good.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Jean Pierre Hallet Estate Collection – California, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:

The  Suku people live in the southwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Numerous well-carved Suku divination cups are found in a shape based on a particular gourd sliced in half. This results in two oval mouths with a small bridge in between, incised decorations appear on both sides. The Suku divination cup would have been passed down in a matrilinear succession and generations of use resulted in the shiny old patinas that are the characteristic.

 

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