Wooden ear plug

Made:
1880-1915 in Uganda

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Wooden ear plug, used to distend the ear lobe, Soga tribe, Uganda, 1880-1915

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Materials:
china, copper, cowries and wood
Identifier:
A22725
type:
ear-distender
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • costume
  • jewellery
  • ear ornament