Beaded waistband
Three-roll waistband with fringe. From Natal, South-east Africa, probably Zulu. Late 19th century. (length 1150mm)
1933.46.1
Shield
The shield is constructed from wide interlacing strips of bark coated with a dark pigment. Collected by Lieut Col Robert L. Beasley from Bornu or Bauchi regions, northern Nigeria, 1901-1906. (diameter 660mm)
1933.59.53
Carved wooden figure
Asante style standing man, coated in a black substance. One of a pair of figures from Asante region of Ghana, West Africa. Late 19th or early 20th century. (height 467mm)
1960.17.1
Doll
A fertility doll said to promote child bearing, carved from a single piece of wood with leather skirt and beaded decoration. Probably from Maasai people of Kenya, East Africa. 20th century. (height 400mm)
1974.108
Headdress
Used for ceremonial occasions, made from woven vegetable fibre and covered in small red and black arborus seeds. The fringe has some small balls of raw cotton. Probably from Shendam, Central Plateau, Nigeria, Africa. Mid 19th or early 20th century. (height 430mm)
2000.333
Wooden chair
From the Tiv or Jukun people, in the Benue river area of Nigeria, Africa. Late 19th to early twentieth century. (height 710mm)
2000.337
Wooden bowl
The external body of the bowl is decorated with four panels of the traditional 'amasumpa' motif, a raised lattice-like structure. 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. (height 420mm)
2001.67.1
Wooden ladle
Decorated with the traditional 'amasumpa' motif, a raised lattice-like structure. 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 395mm)
2001.67.4
Wooden head rest
The zoomorphic form is said to reflect the shape of a bull which were of great importance to the Zulu people. 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 360mm)
2001.67.6
Wooden head rest
Three-legged form with no decoration. 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 355mm)
2001.67.7
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