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Cosmetic Container

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Object Number:31-2-143
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushmen
Provenience: Namibia
Etosha Pan
Section:African
Materials:Turtle Shell
Skin
Credit Line:Gift of Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, 1931
Other Number:19 - Other Number

Description

Carapace of a small tortoise, rear opening stopped with beeswax. Contains reddish powder held in by stopper of cotton waste (used also as a "powder puff"), which is used by the women for powdering their bodies.

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