About this object

This is a ceremonial status whisk made from strings of cowrie shells attached to a leather-bound handle. It is probably of a type used by masked dancers or healers.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Cowrie; Leather Skin; Wood; Fibre; Textile; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery 43, 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Dance Ornament (Senufo). Purchased from Gallery 43, 43 George Street, London, W.1. in 1966 by Richard Hutchings, Keeper of Ethnography, with War Damage Fund.
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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