University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:29-96-236
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Hebrew
Provenience: North Africa
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Sheep Horn
Metal
Wood
Length: 11 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904

Description

Black sheep (?) horn covered with black leather sewn to one side. Two metal links attached to horn by holes drilled in it, attached to twisted black leather string tied to them. The string has 3 free-hanging pendants: 2 wooden cylinders, one with 2 holes and 2 links around the string, and one with 3 holes and 2 links around the string. The central pendant is of black leather - a cylinder with 2 colored-cotton braided loops hanging from one end, and a braided leather thong attaching it to the string.


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