Pokot Lip Plug SB.1.73

SB.1.73

Lip Plug

Labret. Turkana. Pokot. Kenya. No 66. XII.AC.29. Original list: "Turkana, Pokot. Lip plug. Wood, elephant ivory. Man, warrior". Ivory spherical labret provided with a wooden stopper and a piece of fabric for its insertion and its maintenance in the lower lip. The insertion of a metal nail into the ivory is an indication of indigenous repair thought to stop its cracking. Labrets of this type were worn by the Pokot and Turkana warriors. See "Turkana member of Leopard group" by J. Adamson (1967: 38). See "Turkana elder" by J. Adamson (1967: 40). "Turkana lip plugs. The two lower teeth are removed, a wooden stopper is inserted in a hole below the lip to hold the lip plug. Others lip plugs are solid ivory, carved to fit" (Donovan. 2004: 101)

Category: Lip Plug

Subject: Elephant ivory. Wood.

Location: Kenya

Dimensions in Centimeters:

Length: 6

Width: 5

Height: 5

Other dim.: Full code list: W: 5 H: 6

Stéphane Brosset Collection Museum

Pokot Lip Plug SB.1.73

SB.1.73

Lip Plug

Labret. Turkana. Pokot. Kenya. No 66. XII.AC.29. Original list: "Turkana, Pokot. Lip plug. Wood, elephant ivory. Man, warrior". Ivory spherical labret provided with a wooden stopper and a piece of fabric for its insertion and its maintenance in the lower lip. The insertion of a metal nail into the ivory is an indication of indigenous repair thought to stop its cracking. Labrets of this type were worn by the Pokot and Turkana warriors. See "Turkana member of Leopard group" by J. Adamson (1967: 38). See "Turkana elder" by J. Adamson (1967: 40). "Turkana lip plugs. The two lower teeth are removed, a wooden stopper is inserted in a hole below the lip to hold the lip plug. Others lip plugs are solid ivory, carved to fit" (Donovan. 2004: 101)

Category: Lip Plug

Subject: Elephant ivory. Wood.

Location: Kenya

Dimensions in Centimeters:

Length: 6

Width: 5

Height: 5

Other dim.: Full code list: W: 5 H: 6

Stéphane Brosset Collection Museum