University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF893
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bateke
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Seed
Glass
Length: 49.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:195 - Field No SF

Description

Twisted strands of fiber, strung with brown seeds and European torquise, red and white beads (primarily turqouise). Tublar piece of seed is at the end. Ends are knotted. Made of seeds and European beads. Chain with six bells used on camel. Iron chain hung with six oval-mouthed brass bells of the same size. Small bell-shaped strikers are hung inside each bell with a wire link. Bells are decorated with three slash marks, 1 to 2 cm long, on each of four sides of bell. Bells flare out slightly- irregular in width and thickness. Good condition.


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