Accession No

Z 12891


Description

Carved wooden bottle stopper. Comprises of a rounded top with two back-to-back animals above, and a long protrusion below which narrows towards the tip. Animals bodies join in centre; bodies and rest of rounded top feature incised decoration. Large crack in one side of top.


Place

Africa; West Africa; Nigeria; Edo State; Okpe


Period


Source

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


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 12891; 1571 [Thomas Coll.- 1st Cat.]; 241 [Thomas Coll.label]


Cultural Affliation

Edo; Okpe


Material

Wood


Local Term


Measurements

150mm


Events

Context (Related Documents)
Photograph of object attached to the front of the catalogue card.

Event Date
Author: maa


Description (Physical description)
Bottle top, carved with two animals back to back.

Event Date
Author: maa


Context (Acquisition Details)
See E 1910.118 and E 1913.3 records for further details about the Thomas Collection from Nigeria.
Event Date 7/5/2001
Author: Jazmin Hundal


Description (Physical description)
Bottle stopper.
Two animal heads back to back, their surfaces decorated in spots, lines and criss cross lines. Hard to identify the animal, perhaps a sheep or a goat. The bodies of the two animals are joined together. Base of the stopper is decorated with lines and squares. Not much attention to detail. Hole near the middle of the figure to put a tie through, perhaps to tie it to the bottle. Rather large stopper. 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 3/12/2012
Author: maa


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


Context (Acquisition Details)
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)
Carved wooden bottle stopper. Comprises of a rounded top with two back-to-back animals above, and a long protrusion below which narrows towards the tip. Animals bodies join in centre; bodies and rest of rounded top feature incised decoration. Large crack in one side of top.
Event Date 5/10/2021
Author: Jazmin Hundal


FM:128840

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