Wooden instrument for piercing ears, with wooden s

Made:
1880-1920

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Wooden instrument for piercing ears, with wooden spike and decoratively carved octagonal handle, South East Africa, 1880-1920 (Sir Henry William Peek Collection).

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A194316
Materials:
brass, ? material, wood
type:
ear piercer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Glendining
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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