From: Botswana

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 30-21-2
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Basuto
Provenience Botswana
Section African
Materials Glass | Leather | Wood | Beeswax
Iconography Female

Wooden cylinder, each end enlarging into a ball. Features of face and the hair are of beeswax; the body is covered completely with beads; arms and legs are strings of beads. Ornamentation of beads, buttons, cloth, and leather. Charm carried by women to promote child-bearing. Compare 31-2-206, 30-21-1.

Height 23.5 cm
Length 30 cm
Width 17 cm
Depth 6.5 cm
Outside Diameter 6 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Edward F. Henson, 1930

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