About this object

In making his case to purchase this figure, Hutchings stated that: “Guro figures in human form are very rare.” He added that the figure was “well documented ethnologically” and suggested that it was used by a diviner.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Figure
  • Culture
    Guro
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    330 mm x 99 mm x 72 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Divination Fetish [sic] (Guro). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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