Accession No

Z 11713


Description

Brown war hat in woven cloth with a chin strap attached to the edges. Six flowers made from cowrie shells decorate the sides of the hat, the flowers are divided by boarders made up of cowrie shells and small round parcels bound in material and thread. The hat and shells are coated in a mud-like substance.


Place

Africa; West Africa; Nigeria; Edo State; Afuze [Afuge]


Period


Source

Thomas, Northcote Whitridge [field collector]; Bevan, Anthony Ashley (Professor) [monetary donor]


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 11713; 2111 [Thomas Coll. 1st Cat.]


Cultural Affliation

Edo; Afuze


Material

Shell; Cloth; Fibre


Local Term

ixumokio; ikhumuokhio; erhuokhio


Measurements

130mm x 220mm


Events

Context (Amendments / updates)
In pencil on catalogue card: 'Ikhumuokhio - war medicine Erhuokhio - war/battle cap'.
Event Date
Author: Katrina Dring


Description (Physical description)
Brown war hat in woven cloth, ornamented with cowrie shells (ixumokio).

Event Date 1/6/2000
Author: maa


Context (Related Documents)
See E 1910.118 and E 1913.3 records for further details about the Thomas Collection from Nigeria.
Event Date 7/5/2001
Author: maa


Description (Physical description)
Chin strap attached to the edges.
Event Date 18/5/2005
Author: Katrina Dring


Description (Physical description)
Brown war hat in woven cloth with a chin strap attached to the edges. Six flowers made from cowrie shells decorate the sides of the hat, the flowers are divided by boarders made up of cowrie shells and small round parcels bound in material and thread. The hat and shells are coated in a mud-like substance.
Event Date 17/1/2022
Author: Louise Puckett


FM:126502

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