river Armu, Primorsky Oblast, Ussuri Krai
late 19th - early 20th century
Museum of the Peoples of the USSR
Bone: horn; leather
length 7.0; width 5.0; height 16.0
Made of bull horn. There is an indentation on the mouth edge, and a loop of narrow thin string is attached on the opposite side. The Chinese used such vessels when gathering raw opium: juice was collected from a cut poppy capsule with a finger, which was wiped on the indentation on the vessel’s edge.
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