Leather Covered Bottle

A glass bottle, encased in red leatherwork and woven red and beige fibre, and with a leather stopper. This style of woven and bossed 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: 260mm [H] x 750mm [D]
  • Production Date: 1850-1927
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Celia Barclay; Cecil Armitage
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1978.22.312.a.b

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