Pierced cowrie shell with attached leather thong

Made:
1850-1920 in Africa
Pierced cowrie shell with attached leather thong (shell - animal material) Pierced cowrie shell with attached leather thong, African (?)

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Pierced cowrie shell with attached leather thong, African (?)
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Pierced cowrie shell with attached leather thong, African (?), 1850-1920

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A700065
Materials:
leather and shell
Measurements:
overall: 10 mm x 140 mm x 15 mm,
type:
shell - animal material