Conus shell, possibly used as a fixture to a backstrap.

Item

Title

Conus shell, possibly used as a fixture to a backstrap.

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Back Ornament
Ornament

Description

A deep conus shell, medium in size, with a knot attachment possibly made from reed. This would have been attached to a woman's back strap. [FHM21/06/2019]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Identifier

ETH.ANG3.309
A37/309

Source

The Powell-Cotton Museum
Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1937

Coverage

Angola
Africa
Cultural Group: Mwila

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust