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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • tweezers, 1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • metal
  • Object Length/Width: 10.5 x 0.7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 4 1/8 x 1/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.080

Pair of tweezers made from metal, possibly iron. Approximately half the length is the two long, flat prongs that are square at the ends. Above that, the handle is long and sharply pointed at the end. In the wider part of the handle, the two strips of metal are twisted together, creating a spiral pattern.