Cosmetic Container


From: Angola

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 29-59-155
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Njinga
Provenience Angola
Section African
Materials Bamboo

Bamboo; painted and incised decoration; bottom is a node of the bamboo. Dr. Johnson's original not reads: "Case for perfume made of the bark of certain trees. This was carried in the ear of the woman to the right in the picture we tood March 7. Duke de Graganga." Probably belongs with 29-59-156.

Length 17.8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number Mercer 19764 - Old Museum Number | 263 uncertain - Field No SF

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