Accession No

Z 12837


Bracelet of wrought brass, flat with jagged edge, and fine incised pattern on both sides.


Africa; West Africa; Nigeria; [South Nigeria]; Edo State; Okpe



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



Reference Numbers

Z 12837; 1518 a (Thomas Collection No'; 1st Catalogue); 1442 [written on left side of Thomas Collection label]; T.C. 1518 [written on printed Thomas/Bevan label]

Cultural Affliation

Edo; Okpe


Metal; Brass

Local Term



Context (Related Documents)
Catalogue card reads: 'Bracelet of wrought brass, flat / [in different handwriting], jagged edge, and incised pattern on both sides'
Event Date 7/7/2000
Author: maa

Context (References)
'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 (CMS Description)
Flat brass bracelet. Heavily decorated with lines, dots and triangles. Design repeated on both sides. Close to inner ring are dots, which are followed by an outer line from which other designs emerge. The outer ring is divided into four segments and shaped by two indentations that create a triangular shape for each segment. Similar to Z 12923, Z 12864B and Z 13119. Information provided by Dr Ohioma Pogoson, Honorary Curator of the Museum of the Institute for African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. November 2012.
Event Date 11/2012
Author: maa

Context (References)
Documented by Roger Blench on 24/2/1983. Z 12837 has negative number 10/20. Information taken from Roger Blench’s paper copy of the Northcote W. Thomas database created in the 1990s. Archival reference: AA6/4/18.

Event Date 10/12/2012
Author: Remke van der Velden

Context (Acquisition Details)
Collected by Northcote W. Thomas in Edo State, Okpe town. The inhabitants belong to the Edo ethnic group, and also identify themselves further as Okpe people. The language they speak is also referred to as Okpe. See Blench, R. M., 1995. The Work of N.W. Thomas as Government Anthropologist in Nigeria. The Nigerian Field, 60, pp.29.
Purchased using money from Prof. A.A. Bevan’s subscription to the Museum’s Accessions Fund.

Event Date 4/12/2012
Author: Remke van der Velden

Description (Physical description)
Bracelet of wrought brass, flat with jagged edge, and fine incised pattern on both sides.
Event Date 17/12/2021
Author: Benjamina Dadzie


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