Accession No

Z 12325.3


Description

Brass hair pin or ornament of flat cross section. The head is almost rectangular and divided into three sections; the central section is a lozenge with open centre. The first and last section have toothed sides. The entire head is decorated with incised lines.


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 12325.3; 1107 (Thomas Coll. - 1st Cat.); T.10.1519 (Now crossed out on catalogue card); 1519 [Thomas Coll. label]; 1519 A [Thomas Coll. label]; 1519 B [Thomas Coll. label]


Cultural Affliation

Edo; Yekhee


Material

Metal; Brass


Local Term


Measurements

235mm


Events

Description (Physical description)
Catalogue card for Z 12325[.1-3]: 'Brass hair ornaments, undecorated on the reverse. [Added in different handwriting] There are 3 hair ornaments bearing this number; all have shaped handles, with incised patterned on them.
Event Date
Author: maa


Context (Related Documents)
Catalogue card has a stamp which reads: 'Coll -Thomas: Don- Bevan'
Reverse of catalogue card reads: 'O.N. 1107'

Event Date
Author: maa


Context (Related Documents)
Thomas Collection label accompanies object. Another old label adds "Kukuruku".
Event Date 10/5/2001
Author: Annie Tomkins


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: Annie Tomkins


Context (Field collection)
Collected by Northcote W. Thomas in Edo State, Ijeba (= Kukuruku) (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 van der Velden


Description (Physical description)
Description for Z 12325[.3]: '3 is a brass hairpin. Its head consists of three segments. It has sharp jagged edges. The head is decorated with crosshatches from top to bottom. Five plain diamond shapes are arranged vertically in the centre of the head. The middle section has a diamond shape cavity and is surrounded by spirals.'

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: maa


Description (Physical description)
Brass hair pin or ornament of flat cross section. The head is almost rectangular and divided into three sections; the central section is a lozenge with open centre. The first and last section have toothed sides. The entire head is decorated with incised lines.
Event Date 24/9/2021
Author: Lily Stancliffe


FM:293443

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