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Saddlebag

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Object Number:
2003-54-5
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Egypt
Section:
African
Materials:
Leather
Shell
Technique:
Sewn
Description:
Land transportation: saddlebag/water bag. Large saddle bag, made of several pieces of plain leather sewn together and decorated with white shells, forming a container with rounded bottom and open top. Used to carry goods on camel back. Possibly a water bucket used by the Shadoof to lift water for irrigation.
Credit Line:
Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Other Number:
1895.1.131   -   Other Number

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