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20th C. African Beaded Gourd Ritual Item

Africa, possibly Tanzania or neighbors, 20th century CE. This is a dried gourd whose shape resembles a seated figure with legs splayed; the gourd is wrapped in colorful beads in cream, yellow, and red, with the strands ended with bell-shaped organic components. Size: 4.3" W x 4" H (10.9 cm x 10.2 cm)

Condition: Intact with expected wear.

Provenance: Ex - D. Kelly collection

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