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Object Number: 37-22-83
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Sitia Chiefdom
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number18 - Other Number


Carved from one piece of wood. Three "columns", carved free, ascend from a wide base to a collar near the top. Columns and collar are carved to represent, apparently, pieces of rope. Tobacco leaf is pounded in these mortars to make snuff. See 37-22-84. Wooden. Made by woodcarver, Lehai [Mendi?], of Motshatsh.

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