Pear-shaped amulet with rectangular leather amulet cases attached

Made:
1880-1920 in Nigeria
maker:
Hausa people

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Pear-shaped amulet covered in hide with rectangular leather amulet cases attached, Hausa tribe, Nigeria, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A651180
Materials:
hide, leather and string
type:
amulet
taxonomy:
credit:
Sotheby's