Leather Covered Bottle

A European glass bottle, encased in red leatherwork and woven red, black, and beige, fibre. It has two tassels attached to the neck, and a painted decoration on the base. This style of woven and tooled leatherwork resembles so-called Mandingo leatherwork, predominating among Muslim elites.

Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Leather Covered Bottle
  • Materials: Glass, Leather, animal skin, Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Mandingo
  • Dimensions: 255mm [L] x 70mm [D]
  • Production Date: Pre 1943
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Alice Byrne
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1943.2.11

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