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Ivory ball made from elephant tusk about two inches in diameter with peg shaped wooden piece stuck into a hole at the base. This is a lip plug worn by turkana men. The wooden peg is slipped into the mouth with its point projecting through lower lip. The peg top stops it from falling out of the hole in the lip. The ivory ball is then fixed on the point of the peg. It is worn by men.

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  • Title: Lip plug
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Lip plug
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Ivory
  • Photographer: Gibsphotography
  • Local Name: Ekeli
  • Community: Turkana
  • Collection Date: 1971-01-02
  • Collected By: E.J.B

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