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Ceylon, India: a shaman holding a large bow for a divination ritual. Process print, 1910/1930.

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1910-1930

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Free to use with attribution CC BYCredit: Wellcome Collection
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1910-1930

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1 print : process print ; sheet 13.9 x 15.2 cm

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Diagnosis by divination. The shaman holds a bow, balanced by the string, while reciting an invocation to determine which of the "Yaku" (or spirits of the dead to whose influence the Veddas ascribed illness) is responsible. When the right name is spoken, the bow swings to and fro. The Veddas, Ceylon

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Ceylon, India: a shaman holding a large bow for a divination ritual. Process print, 1910/1930. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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