Ostrich eggshell and blue beaded necklace.

Item

Title

Ostrich eggshell and blue beaded necklace.

Creator

Creator Unrecorded

Subject

Neck Ornament
Ornament

Description

Ostrich eggshell necklace; four rows of carved ostrich eggshell beads and glass blue/pearlescent beads threaded together with string.Blue opalescent beads reportedly bought from Europeans [according to original cataloguing card]. Method of Production-Hole filed using European file, shelled out roughly with a strong knife and rubbed on stone to make circular.
[FHM21/06/2019]
Described on page 37 (item ref 1327) of the "1936 Curio List" [JB 21/09/2021]

Publisher

Making African Connections

Date

c.1930

Type

PhysicalObject

Format

Ostrich Eggshell; Bird
Beadwork
L = 850mm

Identifier

ETH.ANG2.954
A36/954

Source

Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton
1936

Space/Place

Africa
Angola
Cuvelai. Between Cassinga and Mupa.
Cultural group: Vahanda and/or Kwanyama and/or Kamatui
[HFD 22/07/2021]

Rights

© The Powell-Cotton Trust

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Catalogue card for ETH.ANG 2.954 Physical Object