Cosmetic Container


From: Namibia | Etosha Pan

Curatorial Section: African

Object Number 31-2-142
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bushmen
Provenience Namibia | Etosha Pan
Section African
Materials Turtle Shell

Carapace of a small tortoise, rear opening stopped with beeswax. Contains reddish powder held in by a stopper of cloth (used also as a "powder puff"), which is used by woman for powdering their bodies.

Credit Line Gift of Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, 1931
Other Number 19 - Other Number

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