amulet of a bending female figure cylindrical in shape with a round, bumpy top; directly beneath the round top the wood curves in, and then connects to the larger base; face of figure is distinguished with shallowly carved eyes, mouth, and nose; her arms bend upward toward two small bumps resembling breasts; main body of amulet has various carvings, with holes possibly resembling eyes, and semicircular carvings, similar to a mouth; bottom of piece is flat; entire piece is made of hippo ivory and has alternating darker and lighter shade of the natural material

Amulet, late 19th century

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Title
Amulet
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.15
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amulet of a bending female figure cylindrical in shape with a round, bumpy top; directly beneath the round top the wood curves in, and then connects to the larger base; face of figure is distinguished with shallowly carved eyes, mouth, and nose; her arms bend upward toward two small bumps resembling breasts; main body of amulet has various carvings, with holes possibly resembling eyes, and semicircular carvings, similar to a mouth; bottom of piece is flat; entire piece is made of hippo ivory and has alternating darker and lighter shade of the natural material