Imitation Chimpanzee Tooth Charm

This pierced piece of ivory has been carved to imitate a chimpanzee tooth. It is recorded by the British Museum catalogue as a charm, or amulet.

Further Information

  • Type: Religious/ritual equipment, charms, Regalia, Body adornment, jewellery
  • Object: Imitation Chimpanzee Tooth Charm
  • Materials: Bone, ivory, tooth
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 650mm [L] x 175mm [W] x 10mm [C]
  • Production Date: Pre 1875
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Augustus Wollaston Franks; J. E. Oakes
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.9582

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