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

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)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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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