Elephant Ear

This is a dried elephant ear. The Sierra Leone National Museum catalogue notes that when the elephant was killed, parts of the body were given to the chief, the hunter and the neighbourhood. The curator took the ear and salted it.

Further Information

  • Type: Natural history
  • Object: Elephant Ear
  • Materials: Leather, animal skin
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1965
  • Associated Places: Naima Sewafi or Nimi Yemi
  • Associated People: Paramount Chief Bockari Torto (Donor)
  • Museum: Sierra Leone National Museum
  • Accession Number: SLNM.1965.28.10

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