University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF847
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Horn (animal part)
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912

Description

Ivory tusk, used as a vessel to hold powder. Opening at each end, larger end is stuffed with some type of filling (plant fiber-root or reed?). Small black dots are sporadic on 3/4 of horn. Two holes near rim of larger opening. There are two indentations 3/4 of the way on the front side of horn.


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