String bag with cloth lining containing animal bones and skin

Made:
1871-1920 in Democratic Republic of Congo

String bag with cloth lining, containing snakes’ heads, bones, teeth, skin and unknown animal claws, by the Mangbetu people, North East Congo, 1871-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A63314
Materials:
bone, cloth, complete, shell, skin (untanned) and string
type:
medicine pouch
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle