Carved ivory snuff mortar in the form of a male fi

1871-1920 in Kinshasa

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Carved ivory snuff mortar in the form of a male figure, cranial and oval cavities, suspension hole pierced through shoulders, Baluba tribe(?), Lualaba-Kasai District, Congo, 1871-1920


Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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snuff mortar
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • grinder - tool
  • mortar

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