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Necklace

This is based on a traditional Maasai beaded necklace of the same form, possible a bridal piece, but instead is made entirely of metal – iron and copper alloy. Iron...

Jug with fluted sides and trefoil mouth

In the ancient world metal objects were often more highly prized and more expensive than pottery items. Pottery vessels were often made to imitate the shapes of their metal counterparts...

Axe

The axe’s wooden handle is attached to a blade of decorated iron and a sheathing of patterned copper – both metals being rare and expensive. The axe symbolised the potency...

Stirrup mount

This was a functional but decorative part of horse equipment. It was placed as decoration at the junction of the stirrup and stirrup leather. It would have been attached with...

Mouthpiece

A bow drill consists of a mouthpiece, a cylindrical drill shaft of wood, and a drill bow. Points attached to drill shafts were stone, later of iron and steel....

Bracelet

Berlin ironwork was a fashionable alternative to precious metals from about 1806 to the 1840s. Production declined in the 1850s but the jewellery was still being made during the First...

Forger’s coin die

This is one of two iron dies used to strike gold coins that were found in Trichay Street in 1972. This one for striking the English gold half-noble, the other...

Forger’s coin die

This is one of two iron dies used to strike gold coins that were found in Trichay Street in 1972. This one for striking the English gold noble, the other...

Spear

This spear was made for use by a Nandi junior warrior. Its shape became popular in the 19th century likely due to the influx of trade in this part of...

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