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Talisman

Object Number:29-236-11
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Algeria
Culture Area: North Africa
Date Made: 1860-1899
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Iconography:Hand
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:11.S - Sommerville Number
87-5-6 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Hand (left). Wood with wool cord. Painted dark red/brown on top of hand. Split between ring finger, pinky and rest of hand. Repaired with nail.

"Wooden hand of Fatima. It was hanging over the front door of a barber and watch repairer. It had been during 75 years in the family of the man from whom it was procured"

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Sands of Sahara.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 155View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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