Hearst Museum Portal

Bracelet

Museum number:
5-14081
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21050014081
Alternate number:
B-2006 (previous number (Bascom’s number))
Accession number:
Acc.3589
Object count:
1
Description:
bracelet. braided leather with cowry shells. dm. 7 cm. (appr.)
Donor:
Berta Bascom and William Russell Bascom
Collection place:
Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria
Verbatim coll. place:
Africa; Nigeria; Yoruba; collected at Oyo
Culture or time period:
Yoruba
Collector:
William Russell Bascom
Collection date:
1951
Materials:
Leather and Shell (animal material)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
December 8, 1980
Context of use:
for Shopona, God of smallpox
Department:
Cat. 5 - Africa (except the Hearst Reisner Egyptian Collection)
Dimensions:
diameter 7 centimeters
Comment:
PAHMA Storage Loc: W-12-6 (Murdock 31:31)
Images:
Legacy documentation: