Interesting Container

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  1. cc89

    cc89 New Member

    Hi all,

    Its Calum but i've had to create a new login.

    Ive got another couple of tribal items that I would love your expert opinion on. The first must be for storing something but I ament sure what? Some kind of divination objects? Gunpowder?? The figure is of a woman and may be pregnant. It definitely looks African and i've seen similar carvings attributed to the Lula.

    The second I think is a staff and have no idea where it is from. Appears quite old

    Cheers,

    Calum rsz_pxl_20210408_103525640_1.jpg rsz_pxl_20210404_105244835_1.jpg
     
  2. i need help

    i need help Moderator Moderator

    The second one looks to me more of a tool than a staff. Maybe some kind of churn or mixer?
     
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  3. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  4. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    With regard to the "staff" - does the hole I see on the shaft go all the way through, so that you could insert a rod through it? Can you determine if the corrugated section near the top (as you have it oriented) is a series of rings, or do the grooves form a spiral like screw threads? How many vanes are on the top (I can see 3, but are there 4)?
     
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  5. cc89

    cc89 New Member

    Hadn't considered that but it makes sense. Thanks
     
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    cc89 New Member

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  7. cc89

    cc89 New Member

    The hole only goes part way through and there is no screw, only rings. Looks as though it must have been made using a lathe. 4 vanes, heres another couple pics:

    rsz_pxl_20210408_164827413.jpg rsz_pxl_20210408_164848617.jpg
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    looks like the base has seen some pounding......maybe for grain...
     
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    i need help Moderator Moderator

    I have found large pestle and mortars, but they don’t have fins at all.
     
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    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    upload_2021-4-8_13-23-15.jpeg ..this one does.........but it would be nice to find others..
     
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  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    oh yes...cuz i find one in a hundred and u find the other 99....

    without u.....we're LOST....Lost I tell ya !!!!!!!:jawdrop::jawdrop:;)..........:playful::playful::playful:
     
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  14. cc89

    cc89 New Member

    I think you've solved it Komokwa! Thanks so much :D
     
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