divination object

Diviner's equipment made from a length of wood partially covered with cowrie shells with fibre twined around at either end, used as loop across and has cowrie shells threaded onto it at one end.
label: pale blue with black type
label: round Umlauff Museum, Hamburg label with a metal rim

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