Tortoiseshell amulet to promote sturdy growth in c

Made:
1880-1910 in Namibia

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Tortoiseshell amulet to promote sturdy growth in children, cavapace and plastron fringe of grass beads and strings of steel rings, Hevevo tribe, South West Africa, 1880-1910

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A655900
Materials:
glass, beads, hide, steel and tortoise
type:
amulet
taxonomy:
credit:
Sotheby's