A fine Zigua or Pare medicinal horn
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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1960: item # 1193971
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|Some scholars of African art have suggested the use of such animal horns to hold magical, medicinal substances shows East African contact with Indonesia, possibly as early as the first millennium CE. This prime example shows an anthropomorphic wooden stopper with beaded eyes. The wood used to make these stoppers comes from the medicinal tree whose leaves, bark or roots are typically part of the contents of the horn. From northeastern Tanzania, Zigua or Pare peoples, mid 20th century. 21" in length. Cattle horn, wood, fiber, leather, hide, and glass bead with indeterminate material on the interior. Very fine condition with aged, softened patina. Provenance: F. Breuer collection, FL, since the 1980's.|