Trade Bead


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Trade Bead   (1969.12.0021)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Exchange Media
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker Probably of SE European manufacture for use in African commerce.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Early Colonial, 1800 – 1900
Culture North African
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 4.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.3 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 16 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Glass
Manufacturing Processes Glassworking--Millefiori
Munsell Color Information Strong Blue (5 PB 3/10) -ns Strong Yellow ( 2.5 Y 7/10) -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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