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Neck Ornament

Object Number:AF937
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Batetela
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Upper Lukenie River
Section:African
Materials:Leopard Tooth
Tusk
Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1212 - Field No SF

Description

Leopard tooth and Water Hog tusks? Each one has a hole through base of tooth. Strung on a piece of plant fiber. Leopard teeth can only be worn by chiefs and members of their family in necklaces.

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