Trade Beads


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Artifact Identification Trade Beads   (2012.03.0024)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Exchange Media
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  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date N/A
Culture African, Czechoslavakian

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 62 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 2 cm
Dimension 3 (Width) 1 cm
Weight 192 g
Measuring Remarks Second Largest Dimension measures width of round bead while Third Largest Dimension measures the width of the donut shaped beads.
Materials Glass, Pigment, Plant, Plant--Wood, Plastic, Meteorite
Manufacturing Processes Stringing, Glassblowing--Millefiori, Twisting
Munsell Color Information N/A

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 Lynn and Michael Noel Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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