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Vili Gorilla Skulls
Vili Gorilla Skulls
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Bone And Wicker Basketry
Dimensions:
14 1/4 x 7 x 10 (36.2 x 17.8 x 25.4 cm)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Vili
Provenance:

Acquired from Amadou Thiam

Accession Number:
1999.142.6
Acquisition Date:
1999-12-09
Credit Line:

Bequest of John Gutmann

Two gorilla skulls mounted together by wicker basketry. The Bawili tribe collects such skulls in the Maombe Forest where the gorillas live. The skulls are used in court trials. Two skulls mounted together are extremely rare. Probably unique. Makes rattle sound.

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