MS 2008-18 Two amulets collected in Bafodea, Sierra Leone
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Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS2008-18
Creators:
Prussin, Labelle
Dates:
1979
Languages:
Arabic
Amulets are inscribed in Arabic.
Physical Description:
2 Sheets
59 x 40 centimeters and 33 x 22 centimeters
colored inks
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Two amulets (called "hatumere" by the Fulbe and "sebe" by the Mande) collected by Labelle Prussin in Bafodea, Sierra Leone in 1979. One is a copy that Labelle Prussin had made of an amulet inscribed in Arabic. The original amulet was later collected by Simon Ottenberg and is now in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art. The other amulet is an Arabic inscribed sheet of paper previously mounted over the lintel of the entrance to the Chief's house in Bafodea.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 2008-18

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Citation
Manuscript 2008-18, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Other Archival Materials
Other Archival Materials
Original amulet that Simon Ottenberg collected is at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Amulets Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sierra Leone -- Arabic scripts Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Limba (African people) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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