CollectionABDUA University of Aberdeen, Human Culture Collection
Object NameAmulet Necklace
Personal Ornament
751 301
Object NumberABDUA:6592
Other NumberH71+1
Other Number Typeold number
Brief DescriptionPlaited leather necklace featuring 13 wood and horn amulets wrapped in cotton fabric and leather. Eleven of the amulets are rectangular, and wrapped in cream coloured cotton fabric, with two decorative red leather strips on each. Two of the amulets are traingular in shape, in dark brown horn, wrapped in dark brown leather. The pendants are suspended on a plaited dark brown leather cord, with a red leather toggle to adjust the length of the necklace.
DimensionsL: 640 x W (at widest point): 140mm
MaterialsLeather, wood, ox skin, horn, cotton fabric
MakerHausa People?
Place KeyAfrica, West Africa, Nigeria?
Aquisition SourceSutter, J
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