Strand of Trade Beads


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Artifact Identification Strand of Trade Beads   (1971.08.0009)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Exchange Media
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Ghanaian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 77.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 0.8 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 81 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the entire length of the necklace were it to be unattached at one point and laid out straight. D2 is the diameter of a single segment.
Materials Glass
Manufacturing Processes Grinding, Firing
Munsell Color Information Light Gray (10R8.5/0.5) -ns Dark Red ( 5R3/6) -ns Dark Blue ( 10B2/4) -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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