Accession No

Z 12684.2


Description

Ugmenomo. Brass hairpin of flat cross section. The head is a series of four and a half lozenges arranged on a central spine. The space between lozenges is filled with crosshatching. There is a ring and dot where the head meets the shaft.


Place

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


Period


Source

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


Department

Anth


Reference Numbers

Z 12684.2; 1055 (Thomas Coll. - 1st Cat.); 1525 [Thomas Coll. label] and 1525 A [Thomas Coll. label]


Cultural Affliation

Edo; Yekhee


Material

Metal; Copper Alloy; ?Brass


Local Term

Ugmenomo


Measurements

175mm x 250mm


Events

Context (Auction / Sale)
Purchased using money from Prof. A.A. Bevan’s subscription to the Museum’s Accessions Fund.
Event Date
Author: Katrina Dring


Description (Physical description)
Catalogue card for Z 12684[.1-2]: 'Two brass hair ornaments'. [In different hand] 'with decorated handles'.
Event Date
Author: Katrina Dring


Context (Amendments / updates)
Thomas Collection label accompanies object.
Event Date 15/5/2001
Author: Katrina Dring


Context (Related Documents)
See E 1910.118 and E 1913.3 records for further details about the Thomas Collection from Nigeria.

Event Date 7/5/2001
Author: Katrina Dring


Context (Field collection)
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.

Event Date 4/2/2013
Author: Katrina Dring


Description (Physical description)
Brass hairpin split into five segments with a rectangle in the middle and a semi-circular section following that on either side. The top segment has a rounded head. The lowest segment tapers down into a thin point. Decorated with crosshatchings, dots and spiral lines which run through the middle of the head segment down to a circular point with a dot in the middle, before the pin tapers down into a thin point.
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: Katrina Dring


Description (Physical description)
Ugmenomo. Brass hairpin of flat cross section. The head is a series of four and a half lozenges arranged on a central spine. The space between lozenges is filled with crosshatching. There is a ring and dot where the head meets the shaft.
Event Date 24/9/2021
Author: Lily Stancliffe


FM:287212

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