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memory board

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Memory board; carved of wood; rectangular block of wood with carved head protruding out top; five faces and geometric designs carved on front; rectangular recess with lizard carved inside, bordered with geometric designs, carved on back; sides carved with geometric designs painted with traces of white and black pigment.


  • Ethnic name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 45.8 centimetres
    • Width: 23.2 centimetres
    • Depth: 13.4 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibition history:

    2013 22 Apr-2014 4 Jan, Washington, National Museum of African Art, Earth Matters

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • 85753 (Wellcome collection number)
Carved memory board (?).

Carved memory board (?).

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