African Tribal Art - Clysters, Kuba People, D.R. Congo

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Ritual clysters
Kuba people, D. R. Congo
Mid-20th century

These hollow wood funnels were used to ritually administer enemas, and were carved with motifs similar to those used on other Kuba objects and textiles. Earlier texts show the spelling as glister or klyster.

Sold separately, from left to right:
#3730 11.25 inches high as based. $400

#3731  9.25 inches high as based. $350

#3732  13.75 inches high as based. $800

#3733   8 inches high as based. $375

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