Sangoma Doll


Collection

Priscella Murr Collection


Identifier

MU2


Artist

Unknown


Description

A Sangoma Doll from the Ndebele People of South Africa. The doll has multicolored beads over a fabric body, a metal ring wrapped neck, a round fabric head with beaded eyes, and yarn hair with beads. To the Ndebele People, the Sangoma Doll is a diviner who claims contact with ancestral spirits. It is believed that she receives the will of the spirits. The Sangoma is referred to as the protector of society and her opinion and judgment are highly valued.


Medium

mixed media

Width

3in

Height

7.5in

Length

3in

Where Made (Country)

South Africa

Related place

South Africa

Name of Donor

Priscilla Murr