food container (food processing & storage); stopper (food processing & storage)

A gourd covered in woven plant fibre and painted gold in places. Around the opening at the top is a circlet of carved bone, with a fluted edge. The gourd has a round stopper, possibly made of bone, with a ring at the top through which a length of purple braid is threaded.

Label: An oval label with handwritten information is attached to the stopper.

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