Cape

The acacia pod (Cassia fistula) was considered a medicine by mariners. It was used as a laxative. Possibly taken from a captured ship off the coast of West Africa.

Acquired by James Bandinel 1819-49 whilst working in the anti-slavery department at the Foreign Office.

L. 597 x Dia. 20 mm

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
72/2008/107
Collection Class
Transport
Collection Area Region
W
Common Name
cape
Simple Name
acacia pod
Production Country
Sierra Leone
Production Year Low
1819
Production Year High
1849

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Cassia fistula (acacia) pod