Flesh fork 1925.562

[singlepic id=64 w=250 h=450 float=none]Flesh fork
Used by ritual assistants to feed priests and other sanctified people who should not touch cooked food. Commonly referred to as ‘cannibal forks’, this name is a misnomer. They were used for any consecrated food, including human flesh, by someone in a tabu condition.
Fiji. Presented to C. Gordon Cumming by Rev. F. Langham, 1875-77. 1925.562

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