Ivory vesel and spoon, late 19th-early 20th century.

Ivory vesel and spoon, late 19th-early 20th century.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

The vesel with its elaborate handle may have been a medicine cup belonging to the king of the Duallas people of Cameroon. The spoon is from the Lego tribe who are a Bantu-speaking group from eastern Congo. It may have been asociated with hunting, fishing and agricultural activities. Height of spoon: 55cm.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10305809

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