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Shawl

Acquired by colonial administrator HS Burrough between 1903 and 1926. Julie Hudson, British Museum, 2017: Itagbe oshugbo shawl. Single width of hand-spun cotton with shaki tufted sections. Supplementary weft float patterm of...

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Shawl

Acquired by colonial administrator HS Burrough between 1903 and 1926. Julie Hudson, British Museum, 2017: Single width cloth with white hand or machine-spun cotton warp and weft and supplementary weft float patterns...

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Bowl

Shallow bowl, carved support with cockerel biting snake biting cockerel. Detached standing female figure on each side. For holding palm nuts used in Ifa divination. Likely acquired by...

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Bowl

Shallow bowl, carved support with cockerel biting snake biting cockerel. Detached standing female figure on each side. For holding palm nuts used in Ifa divination. Likely acquired by...

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Bowl

This copper bowl was one of thirty bowls made at the mine to be presented to the late Queen Mother who visited Nkana in 1957. This particular example was rejected....

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Whip

A whip of animal hide and decorated with copper alloy wiring. The country of origin is unknown, but the donor Dr. W.E. Glover acquired items from Cameroon, Central and South...

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Whip

The history and exact provenance of this item is unknown. It was re-accessioned in 1986....

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Whip

A whip made from the tail of a ray (species unconfirmed, likely stingray which is indigenous to West African shores). Acquired by Frederick W. Marshall from Lagos or Accra sometime...

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Wallet and pouch

Acquired by Thistleton Dyer, 1880. Vegetable Substance Register, C1880/2389 notes “East India Museum” as source and adds “Palmyra palm”....

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