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Vessel

Object Number:37-22-82
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sherbro
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Section:African
Materials:Gourd
Fiber
Height: 34 cm
Outside Diameter:26 cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number:71 - Collector Number

Description

Wooden neck, flaring to mouth, attached by a lashing of cord to the guard. The neck carries a cord loop for suspension. To one side of the neck an air vent has been made in the gourd. Container for palm wine or palm oil. This has been used for the former.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery ( Aug 1995 - 11 Sep 2018) View Objects in Exhibition
African Gallery (1990 - Aug 1995) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 13View Objects related to this reference

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