- Museum number
Ritual figure carved from wood in the form of a human standing on a tortoise. The figure's hands rest either side of an abdominal cavity which would be used to contain medicine. Two snakes are carved over the figure's shoulders.
Height: 28.60 centimetres
Width: 10.40 centimetres
Depth: 8.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register 1954
Wood figure standing on top of a tortoise; with two snake-like forms criss-crossing at back and with flattened mouth and a square cavity in the chest.
Mayombe or neighbouring tribes.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: 962 (Wellcome Collection Number)