Stone

About this object

History of use

Held by men in ancestral rituals. Believed to, in ritual, symbolize the ancestors, spirits of clansmen. Blood, oils, ashes applied to it to enjoin ancestors to remain under control, to placate those who have been negatively interfering in human affairs.

Cultural context

ritual

Physical description

A stone, almost perfectly spherical with one side brown while the other has a black end.