cylindrical, curved knife handle with a round top that has faint facial features--eyes, nose, and mouth carved into it; a small rectangular shape protrudes at the back of the "neck;" the bottom of the handle has three carved bands; the entire piece is light yellow in color--the natural hue of the ivory from which it is carved

Circumcision knife handle, 20th century

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Circumcision knife handle
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Accession Number
2015.62.14
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cylindrical, curved knife handle with a round top that has faint facial features--eyes, nose, and mouth carved into it; a small rectangular shape protrudes at the back of the "neck;" the bottom of the handle has three carved bands; the entire piece is light yellow in color--the natural hue of the ivory from which it is carved