About this object

Brightly coloured beaded band. Design consists of a line of nested diamond forms in varying colours in the mid-section, with diamond and nested chevrons at each end. Black, white, pink, blue, ochre, and red coloured beads.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Eshira
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date made
    1879 before
  • Materials
    Bead; Textile Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1879
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date collected
    1879 before
  • Measurements
    770 mm x 44 mm x 5 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: 1, Belt of beads for women, Olanda Banda, women's belt of European beads. Native name Casingo or Casingube, from Ashira, Central Africa. Presented by Mr. J.G.C. Harrison.
    (Gatty 359).
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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