Helmet
Japanese helmet, about 1550-1650. The shape is derived from the European morion (hat-shaped open helmet) and represents the Western influence on Japan after the arrival of shipwrecked Portugese in 1543.
1919.195
Basket
Wickerwork or stake-frame type construction, from Ghana, West Africa. Collected by Captain Robert Powley Wild, about 1920. (height 160mm)
1920.241.6
Scoop
Brass scoop used for gold dust, probably produced by Asante people, Ghana, West Africa. Collected by Captain Robert Powley Wild, about 1920. (length 101mm)
1921.260.9
Fish trap
Cylindrical basket with an opening as an entry point for the fish which becomes trapped. From Obuasi, in the Asante region of Ghana, West Africa. Collected by Captain Robert Powley Wild, about 1920. (height 495mm)
1923.2.3
Carved wooden figure
Woman seated on an Asante stool, complete with European-style shoes. Both arms are held straight to her side to support a small child clinging to her back. From Kumasi, in the Asante region of Ghana, West Africa. Collected by Captain Robert Powley Wild, about 1920. (height 420mm)
1923.2.5
Bag
Crafted from strips of dyed leather woven together to form a chequered effect. Made by Hausa people and probably collected in Asante Region of Ghana, West Africa, by Captain Robert Powley Wild, about 1920. (245 x 195mm)
1923.2.6
Sword and sheath
Known as a 'flissa', used by the Kabyle Berbers. The sword is steel with brass inlay, the pommel is in the form of a stylised animal head. From Taksit, Atlas Mountains, Algeria, North Africa. Late 19th century. (length 1010mm)
1925.63
Wooden stool
Asante stool carved from a single block of wood. Stools held a special place in Asante culture, according to legend their Empire was founded in the 17th century when a golden stool descended from heaven into the lap of the first king, Osei Tutu. From Ghana, West Africa, dating to early 20th century. (height 460mm)
1927.57.9
Beaded waistband
Married woman's waistband, made from woven grass belt covered with glass beads and brass studs. From South-east Africa, probably Zulu. Late 19th century. (length 1040mm)
1930.19.5
Beaded waistband
With an apron panel featuring eyes, nose and mouth, which fastens by a loop over a brass button. From South-east Africa, probably Zulu. Late 19th century. (length 420mm)
1930.19.12
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