University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-72-399
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Senegal
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Technique:Tanned
Tooled
Stained
Incised
Appliqued
Sewn
Braided
Lashed
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1900.1.228 - Other Number

Description

A large flat saddle bag made of the skin of an animal; it is open across the top; 3 twisted cords are attached at either side to form a handle, fringes are also attached; the bottom is rounded; 2 legs are fastened with round braided cord; there are fringes attached to each end; the neck of the animal is closed with a small lashed tube and fringe. The back has a large applique decorated with stained, painted, incised and tooled geometric designs. The front has several small appliques with similar designs.


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