Jar containing kola nuts, 1830-1920.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Jar containing kola nuts, 1830-1920.

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Description

Cylindrical glas bottle with cork stopper, containing large kola nuts from West Africa or the West Indies, bottled in England. In West Africa kola nuts are used as a digestive aid and as a mild stimulant. They are traded widely and are given as gifts.
 

Image Ref.

10327325
 

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