Strand of Trade Beads


Photo of Strand of Trade Beads

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Strand of Trade Beads   (1971.13.0007)
Communication Artifacts : Exchange Media : N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location Africa, West, Mali, Timbuktu
Period/Date 1940–1970
Culture Malian
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 85.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 1.0 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 305 g
Measuring Remarks D1 is the length of the necklace fully extended. D2 is the average diameter of one segment.
Materials Glass, Textile
Manufacturing Processes Glassworking, Stringing
Munsell Color Information Deep Purplish Blue (7.5PB2/10) -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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