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Bark Beater

Object Number:AF33
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from W. H. Leslie, 1905

Description

This was originally listed as "king's baton". It is grooved like a bark-cloth beater and shows marks of usage as such. Cf. AF4157. At some points there are patches of cross-hatching, still more characteristic of bark-cloth beaters.

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