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unknown Temne
Temne Primary



Divination Pestle

19th century - 20th century
Wood

11.42 x 3.74 in. (29.007 x 9.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.137
Geography: Africa, Sierra Leone
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Temne, Sierra Leonean, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • carvings - Refers to works executed by cutting a figure or design out of a solid material such as stone or wood. It typically refers to works that are relatively small in size, are part of a larger work, or are not considered art. For large and medium-sized three-dimensional works of art, use the broader term "sculpture" or another appropriate term.
  • divination objects - Objects used in divination or associated with divination rituals.
  • figures - Representations of humans, animals, or mythical beasts, in any medium.
  • ritual objects - Objects used for a particular ritual activity, often as part of a ceremony.
  • Sierra Leonean - Style and culture of the nation of Sierra Leone.
  • Temne
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0141397.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0144218.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/195479 |title=Divination Pestle |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=7/6/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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