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Egg-cup (with artificial egg); made of bamboo; a) egg-cup: piece of bamboo, split about halfway down length, with bamboo plaited through split pieces to make cup; b) model egg: pottery shaped into an egg shape, painted white and then lacquered.
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Diameter: 4 centimetres (decorated egg b)
Height: 6 centimetres (decorated egg b)
Height: 27 centimetres (egg-cup a)
Weight: 45 grammes (decorated egg b)
Weight: 13 grammes (egg-cup a)
Width: 5.50 centimetres (egg-cup a)
Depth: 4.50 centimetres (egg-cup a)
- Curator's comments
- See Boal, Barbara M. Human sacrifice and religious change: the Kondhs. Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1982, p. 89: "Beyond the village boundary, after the scape-chick has been drive into the jungle and all evil dismissed, a cock or goat is sacrified and its blood poured over the egg as a symbol of new life. Priest and elders, then the whole village, share a meal after offering the first portion to the Supreme God."
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