Leather Sebe

A leather charm/amulet, or sebe/sebbeh: the Mende and Temne name for charm/amulet. It consists of a square leather pad, with two loops and three leather beads attached to the top, and a tooth mounted in leather. These are suspended on a plaited leather chord with a plaited knob at each end.

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Further Information

  • Type: Religious/ritual equipment, charms
  • Object: Leather Sebe
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin, Bone, ivory, tooth
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: 345mm x 90mm x 31mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1892
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:R3483/51

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