Female Figure

A cylindrical leather pouch for holding bottles. The bottom end is decorated with tooled and painted leather, and the bag is closed by drawing together the top with a braided leather strap. The strap is decorated with elaborate embossed leatherwork, and is typical of Mandingo leatherwork. Mandingo leatherwork is associated with Muslim elites.

Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Female Figure
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 350mm [H] x 90mm [D]
  • Production Date: Pre 1908
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: A. W. F. Fuller
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1908.-.356.b

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