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Dance rattle (Osó or Makalaka), Mhasha Villager or Tribesman
Bechuanaland Protectorate, ca. 1897

African dance rattle made about 1897

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NMM 2606.  Dance rattle (osó or makalaka), Mhasha villager or tribesman, Bechuanaland Protectorate, ca. 1897. Gourd body, wood handle. Filled with some 30 small, but hard seeds. A free design scratched on surface of the gourd. Ex coll.: Silvia Davison Paton, Hartford Seminary, Connecticut, 1904. Board of Trustees, 1979.

Close-up of Decoration Inscribed on Rattle

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