Anklet

Description
Cast in a white metal alloy. Such metals were often associated with Obatala, the Yoruba creator of the first man and woman; its characteristics are gentility and paleness. In a creation tale, Obatala is mentioned wearing such armlets.

Obtained by Townsend in Abeokuta, sometime between 1843 and 1868.

Dia.(whole) 81 x Dia.(band) 13 mm
Accession Loan No.
E593
Simple Name
anklet
Full Name
anklet
Common Name
anklet
Production Country
Nigeria
Material
White metal alloy
Collection Class
Personal ornament
Collection Contintent
Africa
Collection Area Region
W
Production Parish
Egba
Production Town
Abeokuta
Production County
SW Nigeria
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Cultural Group
Yoruba
Family Group

Function Name
personal ornament
Dimensions
whole W 13 mm; whole diameter 81-83 mm
Created At
2019-08-29 10:21:10
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:20

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