Accession No

1927.27


Description

A brass manilla or bracelet. Penannular in shape with two flaring trapezoid shaped ends. The object has a roughly rectangular cross-section with the top being slightly rounded. Both faces are decorated with geometric indentations, including groups of vertical lines. Possibly used as currency.


Place

Africa; West Africa; Nigeria; Central North Nigeria; Nassawara


Period


Source

Tremearne, Arthur John Newman (Major) [collector]; Ridgeway, William (Professor Sir) [bequeather]


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

1927.27


Cultural Affliation


Material

Metal; Brass


Local Term


Measurements

78mm


Events

Context (Acquisition Details)
Attached to rear of catalogue card is an old label; 'Brass Manilla, Nassawara, Central North Nigeria. Given me by Capt. Tremearne, (Nigeria Service), 30 Jan, 1910, along with stone implements marked Nassawara. Ridgeway Bequest.'
Event Date
Author: maa


Description (Physical description)
Catalogue card for 1927.27 reads: 'Brass manilla. [Added in different handwriting in pencil] This did not look like other manillas, more like a bracelet'
Event Date
Author: maa


Description (Physical description)
A brass manilla or bracelet. Penannular in shape with two flaring trapezoid shaped ends. The object has a roughly rectangular cross-section with the top being slightly rounded. Both faces are decorated with geometric indentations, including groups of vertical lines. Possibly used as currency.
Event Date 14/9/2021
Author: Annie Tomkins


FM:127958

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