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Ceremonial basket adorned with cowrie shells

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
fiber and cowrie shell
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 5/8 × 6 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (14.3 × 16.5 × 16.5 cm)
Type:
baskets
Place made:
Mossuril, Nampula, Mozambique, Africa
Place used:
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Africa
Date:
2015
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Craftsmanship  Search this
Folklife  Search this
Middle Passage  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.168ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Tools and Equipment-Ceremonial Tools
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c1dcaef5-0d51-4e34-8df7-27f2ee6dd95a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.168ab
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