Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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beer gourd
  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • beer gourd, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • gourd
  • Object Height/Diameter: 23.5 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Sue Schuessler
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0951

This is a tall gourd with an opening at the narrow end.

It was used for ngoma rituals.