String of beads

Description
Bracelet made mostly of fine faceted beads, including two flattish beads called ‘watch’. This appears to be a modern nickname, as they resemble the dial of a wristwatch. The original name or names for the bracelet beads may have been forgotten.

Made by Baba Elesin in the 1950s. Donated by Ann O’Hear in 2016.
Accession Loan No.
46/2016/5
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Common Name
string of beads
Simple Name
bracelet
Full Name
bracelet
Dimensions
whole diameter 80 mm
Production Person Surname
Elesin
Production Person Initials
Baba
Production Year High
1950s
Production Town
Ilorin
Production County
Kwara
Production Country
Nigeria
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
red jasper; cotton
Function Name
adornment
Function Detail
worn around wrist

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