University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-236-5
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Algeria
Touggourt
Culture Area: North Africa
Date Made: 1860-1899
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Ivory
Iconography:Hand
Length: 4.5 cm
Width: 3 cm
Thickness: 0.5 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:5.S - Sommerville Number
29-221-5 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Small ivory hand. Fingers spread slightly apart and middle and ring fingers are bent at the outermost knuckle. Lace cuff at wrist. Hole drilled into wrist at base of hand suggests that hand is a piece to larger figure.

Per Sommerville: Hand of Fatima, Tougourt (Algeria)


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