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Object Number: 37-22-82
Current Location: Africa Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: Sierra Leone
Sherbro Island
Height: 34cm
Outside Diameter:26cm
Credit Line:Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937


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)View Objects in Exhibition


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

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