Ivory Tusk Medicine / Healing Container with Reptile Skin and Metal Chain

Unidentified Fang maker


collected about 1892

Ivory tusk, iron and reptile skin

Overall: 16 9/16 × 2 5/16 × 1 3/8 in. (42 × 5.8 × 3.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of William and Christine Bannerman in memory of Reverend and Mrs. William S. Bannerman



Place Made: Gabon, Central Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear

Research Area


Not on view


Collected by Reverend William S. Bannerman (1856-1934), in Gabon about 1892; given to his son, Henry Foster Bannerman (1908-1984), Titusville, New Jersey; given to his son, William H. Bannerman (1937- ) and Christine Bannerman, Wallingford, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.

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