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Beads

Museum number:
5-16445a,b
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm210516445a@2cb
Alternate number:
B-2242 (previous number (Bascom’s number))
Accession number:
Acc.4739
Object count:
171
Description:
2 strings of dried seed beads, 4 string of 75 seed beads and one joined string of 87 seed beads and 9 loose beads. sepia colored, rough surface; ca 1cm in diameter
Donor:
Berta Bascom
Collection place:
Nigeria
Verbatim coll. place:
West Africa; Nigeria; Oyo; Yoruba
Culture or time period:
Yoruba
Collector:
Berta Bascom and William Russell Bascom
Collection date:
1950-1951
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
June 23, 2004
Context of use:
Type of bead used to make Muslim prayer beads
Department:
Cat. 5 - Africa (except the Hearst Reisner Egyptian Collection)
Dimensions:
(b)— length 76.5 centimeters and (a)— length 67 centimeters
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