Strand of Trade Beads


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Strand of Trade Beads   (1969.04.0001)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Exchange Media
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 19th century
Culture Nigerian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 115.2 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.1 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 365 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the length of the necklace as one long string. D2 is the average diameter for an individual segment.
Materials Glass
Manufacturing Processes Glassworking--Millefiori, Cutting, Grinding
Munsell Color Information Vivid Red (7.5R4/14) -ns Strong Yellow ( 2.5Y7/12) -ns Light Gray ( 5R7/0.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Eyo, Ekpo. Nigeria and the Evolution of Money. Lagos: Central Bank of Nigeria, 1979. Pp. 45-48. Simak, Evelyn and Carl Dreibelbis. African Beads: Jewels of a Continent. Denver, CO: Africa Direct, 2010.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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