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Rattle

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Object Number:29-59-92
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Ambundu
Provenience: Angola
Culture Area: Central Africa
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Seeds
Feather
Credit Line:Purchased from Henry C. Mercer, 1927
Other Number:160 - Field No SF
22603 (incorrectly 22605 on object) - Other Number

Description

"Used by medicine man in fetish dance at night." A long stick at the end of which is a small perforated gourd containing shot. At the junction of the gourd and the stick are feathers wrapped with hide; also near the middle of the stick.

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