Accession No

Z 12864 A


Bracelet of wrought brass. Plain with ends which taper to a point, overlapping.


Africa; West Africa; Nigeria; Delta State; Okpe



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



Reference Numbers

Z 12864 A; 1545 a (Thomas Collection No'; 1st Catalogue. This was previously numbered 1544 in the handwritten notes in the Thomas Catalogue); 1544 [written on printed Thomas/Bevan label]; 1423 [written on left side of Thomas Collection label]

Cultural Affliation

Edo; Okpe


Metal; Brass

Local Term


60mm x 10mm x 60mm Weight 0.1kg


Context (Found together / assemblage)
'See E 1910.118 and E 1913.3 records for further details about the Thomas Collection from Nigeria'. T.Cotterill,7/5/2001.
Event Date 1/9/2000
Author: maa

Description (Physical description)
Bracelet of wrought brass. Plain with ends which taper to a point, overlapping.
Event Date 1/9/2000
Author: maa

Context (Other)
Documented by Roger Blench on 17/2/1983 (A and C) and 1/3/83 (B). Z 12864A has negative number 10/22, Z 12864B has negative number 11/5 and Z 12864C has negative number 10/25. 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 11/12/2012
Author: Remke van der Velden

Context (Field collection)
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)
Plain brass bracelet, a line is visible where two ends of the bracelet overlap. It’s a large but thin bracelet. 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 4/12/2012
Author: maa

Description (Labels & Markings)
The accession number is marked in black on the object.
Event Date 10/9/2021
Author: Benjamina Dadzie


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