MOA: University of British Columbia


Snuff mortar made of horn with incised motifs across surface. The body is naturally curved, with a circular opening tapering to a rounded base. Deep groove carved towards base; band of alternating triangles incised above. From opening to middle of body, groupings of incised dots decorate the exterior. Dots create linear and geometric motifs; all circles are filled in with black pigment(?).

  • Narrative

    The donor taught in a rural school in Tobli, eastern Liberia, from 1965 to 1967.

  • Type of Item mortar
  • Culture Krahn
  • Material horn, pigment
  • Measurements height 19.0 cm, diameter 4.0 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Donald White
  • Received from Donald White

  • Made in Liberia

  • Collection Date between 1965 and 1968
  • Ownership Date before August 27, 2021
  • Acquisition Date on August 27, 2021

  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 3522/0003