Monday 4 July 2022

Pagan Eye: Luban Divination Bowl at Feminine Power

I took this photo of a divination bowl at the Feminine Power exhibition at the British Museum. 

Women are most important as priestesses and diviners in Luban culture, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Bowls used in divination are held by carved female figures. They portray women as the containers of spiritual knowledge. In the Luban Empire, power was seen to reside in women and ceremonial thrones are carved in their form too. 

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