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Ornament

Object Number:AF812
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Cowrie
Horn (animal part)
Wood
Fiber
Length: 27.2 cm
Width: 8 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:391 - Other Number

Description

Ornamented horn; horn is dark brown in color and six ridges halfway around, starting at base to the center of the object; horn tapers to a pointed end; horn is nailed to a cylindrical piece of light colored wood; wrapped around this piece of wood is a woven red, cowrie shell decorated piece of material.

Worn at the hip, for purely ornamental purposes.

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