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Ear spoon - Ethiopia
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Ear spoon - Ethiopia
Ethnic group
unknown
Origin
Ethiopia
Provenance
Private collection, Berlin
Material
Silver alloy
Size
L: 6.7 cm
Description
Old, ear spoon from Ethiopia.

Ear spoons were made in the highlands of Ethiopia. They were mainly worn by men and in addition to their practical function also had a spiritual meaning. Cleaning the ears was not just for personal hygiene, but allowed the owner to better hear the words of God.

Lit.: Exotische Schmuck - Katrin + Ulrich Klever - page 76

Price:   40,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  18-78
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