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Object Number:
37-22-134
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Shengge
Section:
African
Materials:
Plant Fiber
Plant Fiber
Technique:
Basketry
Description:
Jar-shaped. Quadrangular bottom; rounding off to circular rim [twined]. Wicker and twill. Of the type in which the "medicine" of the Himoi or Humoi Society is kept. It is a "purification" society. It washes with its "medicine" persons who are guilty of certain offences and the "bush" in which the offences have been committed.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
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African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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