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Fly Whisk

Object Number:2003-63-125
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Liberia
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Cloth
Hair
Technique:Sewn
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1894.1.135 - Other Number

Description

Horse's tail at the end of leather handle with cloth wrapped around it. Emblem of authority for kings.

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