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Mortar

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Object Number:
37-22-83
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Sherbro
Provenience:
Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Sitia Chiefdom
Yoni
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Description:
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.
Credit Line:
Museum Expedition to Sierra Leone, 1936-1937; Henry Usher Hall
Other Number:
18   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1954)
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