Bracelets
Made from spirals of steel and copper alloy wire. Part of a group of Zulu objects acquired from the Kraal of Cetshwayo in August 1879, by Captain Arthur Gibbings of King's Dragoon Guards. (diameter approx. 70mm)
2001.67.17
Jewellery
Double line of shells which have been pierced and threaded on to a strip of hide, possibly a bracelet. One of a group of Zulu objects acquired from the Kraal of Cetshwayo in August 1879, by Captain Arthur Gibbings of King's Dragoon Guards.(length 160mm)
2001.67.18.1
Basket
Hausa-style coiled fibre construction from Ghana, West Africa. Collected by Captain Robert Powley Wild, about 1920. (diameter 235mm)
1920.234.1
Gold brooch
Butterfly with filigree work wings, made for the European market possibly in or around Obuasi, Asante region, Ghana, West Africa. Collected by Captain Robert Powley Wild, about 1920. (length 39mm)
1921.254
Dagger and scabbard
The dagger pommel is of 'horned' form, covered in leather with incised decoration. At the upper end of the decorated leather scabbard is a loop which attached it to the arm. Collected by Lieut Col Robert L. Beasley from northern Nigeria, Africa 1901-1906. (length 355mm)
1933.59.17
Axe
Iron blade with incised linear decoration set into a wooden shaft which is covered in reptile skin. Collected by Lieut Col Robert L. Beasley from the Bornu or Bauchi regions of northern Nigeria, Africa 1901-1906. (length 515mm)
1933.59.34
Boots
Hausa-style leatherwork boots made for, and collected by, Lieut Col Robert L. Beasley between 1901 and 1906 in northern Nigeria, Africa. Calf length with extension flaps intended to cover knees and thighs as protection against mosquitoes. (height 1200mm)
1933.59.40
Jewellery
Single line of shells which have been pierced and threaded on to a strip of hide, possibly a bracelet. One of a group of Zulu objects acquired from the Kraal of Cetshwayo in August 1879, by Captain Arthur Gibbings of King's Dragoon Guards.(length 130mm)
2001.67.18.2
Cotton tunic
Known as a 'jubba', this was worn by a soldier of the Mahdi and his successor the Khalifa, in Sudan, north east Africa between 1880 and 1898. The design of these patched tunics is based on those of the Dervishes, meaning the poor men, and signified a contempt for worldly goods.
2002.36
Beaded collar
Probably a piece of Mfengu beadwork from the eastern Cape area, south-east Africa. Dates to late 19th or early 20th century. (diameter 250mm)
2002.31
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