Leopard Tooth Pendant

This is a pendant made from a leopard's tooth, with either end encased in silver. It originally formed part of a complete necklace, with two such pendants, worn by a Paramount Chief in the Northern Province.

Further Information

  • Type: Body adornment, jewellery, Regalia
  • Object: Leopard Tooth Pendant
  • Materials: Bone, ivory, tooth, Metal
  • Culture Group: Temne
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1985
  • Associated Places: Maharey village near Makeni (Place collected)
  • Associated People: Mr. Abdulai Bah, Northern Province (Trader); Pa Komrabi Sesay, Maharey Village (Previous owner)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1985.02.01

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