From: Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Bawngge

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 37-22-304A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Sherbro | Bolom
Provenience Sierra Leone | Sherbro Island | Bawngge
Section African
Materials Leaf | Nuts
Iconography Trespasser Curse

3 palm nuts (pal sun) are pierced, hung by a string to a stick in a plantation. Trespasser gets severe headache. If cause not recognized in time, patient goes mad.

Credit Line Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall, 1937
Other Number 245 - Collector Number

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