Gourd Medicine Container. Laguru Culture, Tanzania
This medicine container consists of a gourd base and wooden stopper carved into the shape of a human head, decorated with a pair of prominent white beaded eyes.
The body of the container is adorned with multiple strands of early glass beads and metal attachments. The carved head is further decorated with a small string of early glass beads, representative of hair.
Estimated Period: Mid-20th Century