Two amulets (called "hatumere" by the Fulbe and "sebe" by the Mande) collected by Labelle Prussin in Bafodea, Sierra Leone in 1979. One is a copy that Labelle Prussin had made of an amulet inscribed in Arabic. The original amulet was later collected by Simon Ottenberg and is now in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. The other amulet is an Arabic inscribed sheet of paper previously mounted over the lintel of the entrance to the Chief's house in Bafodea.
NAA MS 2008-18
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Original amulet that Simon Ottenberg collected is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.