University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF2296
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Akamba
Provenience: Kenya
British East Africa
Ukamba
Section:African
Materials:Gourd
Leather
Cowrie Shell
Height: 32 cm
Outside Diameter:19.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Lawson S. Propst and William Wight, 1916

Description

Gourd vessel. With strap decorated with cowries and stopper made from top of another gourd. Contained "nthoko," a kind of bean stopper used as a cup.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition

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