Object 14: Snake Skin Object

 

Snakeskin, but what is it? Click for larger image.

Snakeskin, but what is it? Click for larger image.

Reference: Object 14

Size: Cricket Bat

Recorded: January, 2013

Found: Field Museum, Chicago, IL

Status: Known

Material: Snake Skin, Steel

Manufacturer: Bamum People

This object is made primarily of snake skin. What kind of snake, we cannot say other than to note that it was a BIG snake. It’s possibly 200 years old, but objects of this type have been made for thousands of years, and are still made today.

Known:

  • An object of great value.
  • It is rigid and not meant to be bent.
  • Many of these are more ornate than this one.

Hint 1:

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It was used in ceremonies.

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Hint 2:

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It is a form of weapon.

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Answer:

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It’s a scabbard holding a sword from the Bamum People of Africa.    The Bamum People Images of similar items

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