Cape

Description
This gourd comes from Bussa, which was the capital of the Borgu Emirate in north Nigeria. It was also at the highest navigable point on the Niger River. It may have come from an explorer who bore witness to this. James Bandinel who acquired it would certainly have had an interest in this region because he was head of the anti-slavery office of the Foreign Office and acted as advisor on African Affaires to politicians.

Acquired by James Bandinel 1819-49 whilst working in the anti-slavery department at the Foreign Office.

Diameter 243 mm x Height 126 mm
Accession Loan No.
72/2008/64
Collection Class
Containers
Common Name
cape
Simple Name
gourd
Full Name
decorated gourd
Dimensions
whole height 126 mm; diameter 243 mm
Production Year Low
1827
Production Year High
1849
Production Town
Bussa
Production County
Borgu Emirate
Production Country
Nigeria
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Collection Area Region
West Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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