3042 – Bone/ivory bracelet
- Physical description:
- A large bracelet, made of a hollowed animal bone or ivory (possibly elephant). Cut or split vertically, wired together.
- 8.5 cm diameter, 9 cm long
- Patina is creamy, with some surface marking around rim.
Bone bracelets in some traditions of African magic were thought to be a means of contacting the dead.
Found in a box of uncatalogued items with two labels in Williamson's hand: 'Witch-doctor. Mau-Mau. Sundry Items.' The other label reads: 'Witch-Doctor. Mau-Mau Relics'.
- Bone, thread