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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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Shrine spoon

This copper alloy spoon shows Shiva under a snake canopy. It was used in a temple to Shiva to sprinkle holy water onto devotees as they leave the temple after...

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Cult figures

Cast brass figures (edan ogboni) on an iron core and connected with a chain – these would have been worn over the shoulders as a sign of office. They relate...

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Staff

Carved from a single piece of wood in the form of a man on horseback. Possibly Yoruba. Likely acquired by FP Pinkett 1895 - 1911. Length = 1065mm....

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Mask

Likely acquired by FP Pinkett 1895 - 1911. The Gelede tradition aims to appease aje or 'the mothers' who control fertility, life, and the death of children through dance, mask, costume...

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Mask

Instead of looking at how this item was acquired and by whom, we’re going to explore how this item was used and what it meant to the communities who continue...

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Mask

Instead of looking at how this item was acquired and by whom, we’re going to explore how this item was used and what it meant to the communities who continue...

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Mask

Likely acquired by FP Pinkett 1895 - 1911. Fiona Savage: Gelede mask. Yoruba, Nigeria. Store. Materials: Wood, pigments. This carved wood Gelede mask represents a male whose face is painted predominantly white with...

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Mask

Likely acquired by FP Pinkett 1895 - 1911. Fiona Savage: Gelede mask. Yoruba, Nigeria. Store. Materials: Wood, pigments. This carved wood Gelede mask represents a male whose face is painted predominantly white with...

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