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  • Description

    Purse made of cord.

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  • Date

    • 19thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 19.5 centimetres
    • Width: 7 centimetres
    • Depth: 1.2 centimetres
    • Weight: 32 grammes (Including coins)
  • Curator's comments

    Register comment: 'Assam. Flat circular purse, formed of two spirals of cord; at one side a loop of corn for suspension, and under it the flap of the mouth of the purse, the end of which is a cord, passing through the centre of the purse and terminating in a knot. Contains 2 quarter annas. Purse used by the Nagas. J.M.F. Presented by Dr J.M. Foster. June 1, 1878.'


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  • Additional IDs

    • As1878C2.861a (old CDMS no.)
Purse made of cord.



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