University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:29-59-137
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chokwe
Provenience: Angola
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Gourd
Leather
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number:273 - Field No SF
19762 - Other Number

Description

Wood. Egg cup shaped; incised decoration around rim and above foot. Gourd stopper and wooden pestle attached by a leather thong through a pierced handle on the side of the cup. "Used as a mortar for powdering tobacco and carried on the belt by the men."


You may also be interested in these objects:


See a problem? Let us know online.collections@pennmuseum.org

© Penn Museum 2018 Sitemap | Contact | Copyright | Disclaimer | Privacy |