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rattle / leg-ornament

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Rattle, man's ornament (upper leg) made of tortoise shell (carapace), feathers, wood, string.

  • Ethnic name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 30 centimetres
    • Width: 17 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Donor, R.G.Pettiward collected these objects on an expedition to find the missing explorer Col.Percy Fawcett who disappeared in 1925 while crossing a tributary of the Amazon. Eth Doc 1359 contains newspaper cuttings of the search expeditions

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


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Object reference number: ESA17220

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