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Ornament made from a rectangular piece of pale hide, which has some reddish fur attached to one side. Hanging from the piece of hide are brown seeds attached by lengths of string.


initiation adornment

Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  initiation adornment
object name:  knee ornament
object name:  initiation adornment

Central Africa, Africa
Additional place information
made or collected:  Central Africa 

Materials & techniques
hide; seed; vegetable fibre
Additional material & technique information
material: hide (overall)
material: vegetable fibre (overall)
material: seed (overall)

probably vendor:  Turnbull, Colin, M. 

Related subjects
object name: knee ornaments
object name: initiation adornments

Record created 2000-01-22 by MIGRATION
Record last updated 2017-03-30 by XGVIEWS

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