Lot: 376

85th Tribal Art Auction

Zoomorphic friction oracle "itombwa"

D. R. Congo, Kuba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 2.6 inch;
L: 8.9 inch
400 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

light brown wood, reddish brown patina, in form of a quadruped (dog?), conical shaped implement for rubbing, min. dam., fine cracks, small missing parts, slight traces of usage


LaGamma, Alisa, Art and Oracle, New York 2000, p. 44 f.