- Museum number
Charm (a) made of animal horn (animal), clay, vegetable fibre and wood. Wrapping for charm (b) made of red-dyed cotton cloth, raffia string, cotton thread and glass beads.
- Production date
- 20thC(early) (before 1925)
Height: 18.50 centimetres (a+b)
Width: 9 centimetres (a+b)
Depth: 7.20 centimetres (a+b)
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 49 - Note Sept. 1907:
'Malagasy Charms. ... Four charms and their effects are listed in detail but it is not apparent which this is.'
The list continues: 'All these were made by a young man now of our church, and a christian. The money given for them was the value of two cows each. If by chance they are brought into contact with a corpse they lose their power, and are called dead. Only a masi, or witch, can make them "Holy", as they say again....;
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number