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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Venetian glass, cotton
Dimensions:
10 5/8 × 7 1/2 × 1/4 in. (27 × 19.1 × 0.6 cm)
Type:
trade beads
money
Place used:
West Africa, Africa
Date:
ca. 16th or 17th century
Description:
Strand of different colored trade beads made of Venetian glass trade beads strung on a cotton string. Beads vary in color, with most of the beads being different shades of white. Beads vary in shape and size, with drills holed at center. Two separate strands emanate out of where the cotton string is tied.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Beauty culture  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Commerce  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number:
2014.312.29
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Adornment
Coins and Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd506477f3c-54ed-4ecd-aca6-ed32d43bcbf2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.312.29