Accession No

Z 25491 B


Description

Brass hairpin with a flat head, rounded at the end with an 'M' shaped notch in each side. The head is decorated with triangular sections of crosshatching. The head tapers in to the pin, which is flat and has a point at the end.


Place

Africa; West Africa; Nigeria; Edo State; Uzebba [Ijeba]


Period


Source

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


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 25491 B


Cultural Affliation

Edo; Yekhee


Material

Metal; Brass


Local Term


Measurements

247mm


Events

Context (CMS Context)
'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 12/6/2000
Author: Remke Velden


Description (CMS Description)
Brass hair pin ornament with pattern infilled with cross hatching - on front surface.
'Traces of old bronze disease. R.Hand 15/5/2001'
Event Date 12/6/2000
Author: Remke Velden


Context (CMS Context)
Collected by Northcote W. Thomas in Edo State, Ijeba (now Uzebba) town. The inhabitants belong to the Edo ethnic group, and also identify themselves further as Yekhee people. The language they speak is also referred to as Yekhee. 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 4/2/2013
Author: Remke Velden


Description (CMS Description)
Brass hairpin with linear designs beaten onto it. The designs are of triangular shapes. The pin tapers down into a narrow point. Rounded head. The head is divided in three segments. There is a diamond shape in the middle segment. The same design was attempted in A but it is less clear. Information provided by Dr Ohioma Pogoson, Honorary Curator of the Museum of the Institute for African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. January 2013.
Event Date 4/2/2013
Author: Remke Velden


Description (Physical description)
Brass hairpin with a flat head, rounded at the end with an 'M' shaped notch in each side. The head is decorated with triangular sections of crosshatching. The head tapers in to the pin, which is flat and has a point at the end.
Event Date 23/9/2021
Author: Eleanor Beestin-Sheriff


FM:279143

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