Sheath

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Registration number
29597
Item name
Sheath 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Africa > Northern Africa unspecified
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Unrecorded 
Dimensions
H: W: 610 mm L: 658 mm D: Circum:

Description

Sword sheath. Leather etched with colour patterning. Lots of tassles which are also etched
80 x 10cm not including the tassling

Research notes

The inference that the item is from Africa is based on its similarity to a sword illustrated in Christopher Spring, African Arms and Armour, British Museum Press, 1993, p. 40. In this work such swords are provenanced to Western Sudanic Africa.

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