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Zulu Man

Artist:
Antonion Zeno Shindler, 1813 Bulgaria-died Washington, DC 1899  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
42 x 28 in. (106.7 x 71.1 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
ca. 1893
Topic:
Figure male  Search this
Landscape\Africa  Search this
Ethnic\African\Zulu  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum acquisition
Object number:
1985.66.165,706
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76e7469eb-8f6c-490e-abb4-0b59b33e45a3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.165_706

Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs

Creator:
Wright, Hamilton M., Jr.  Search this
Names:
Hamilton Wright Organization  Search this
Extent:
4,700 color slides (circa)
250 lantern slides (circa)
500 color transparencies (circa)
7 color prints (theatrical motion picture one-sheets)
9 Prints (silver gelatin)
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Tarahumara Indians  Search this
Hindus  Search this
Nubians (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Color slides
Lantern slides
Color transparencies
Color prints
Prints
Posters
Photographs
Place:
Colorado -- description and travel
New Hampshire -- Description and Travel
Virgin Islands -- Description and Travel
Holland -- Description and Travel
Philippines -- Description and Travel
Korea -- Description and Travel
South Africa -- Description and Travel
Ecuador -- Description and Travel
Lebanon -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Hong Kong -- Description and Travel
Chile -- description and travel
Italy -- description and travel
Egypt -- description and travel
Taiwan -- description and travel
Venezuela -- Description and Travel
Peru -- Description and Travel
Canada -- Description and Travel
Alaska -- description and travel
Haiti -- description and travel
Mexico -- description and travel
Bolivia -- Description and Travel
Date:
circa 1923-1925, 1950-1970
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made by Hamilton Wright Jr. in Egypt, South Africa, India, Lebanon, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Hong Kong, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, Haiti, the Virgin Islands, Canada, Alaska, Colorado, and New Hampshire. They include images of modern and ancient structures and monuments, artifacts, industries, cities, markets, caves, festivals, beaches, scenery, and sporting events. Most appear to have been made for the Hamilton Wright Organization, an international agency that made films and photographs to support public relations campaigns of foreign governments. Also included are some early lantern slides depicting historical sites in Egypt, directed by Hamilton Wright, Sr., and one-sheets for motion picture films produced by the Hamilton Wright Organization. Additional material includes slide narration for a lecture and short news stories relating to the images in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
In 1908, Hamilton Wright Sr. founded the Hamilton Wright Organization, a public relations firm that specialized in making travelog and newsreel film and distributing it to motion picture houses around the world, often on behalf of domestic and foreign governments. Wright's son, Hamilton Wright Jr., managed the company after his father and expanded it's work. In 1963, a Senate committee criticized the Hamilton Wright Organization for hosting press junkets and distributing its photographs, newsreels, and stories in American news media without reporting its sources. The Hamilton Wright Organization was closed by Hamilton Wright Jr.'s son in the late 1960s.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 76-35
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Films by the Hamilton Wright Organization can be found in the Human Studies Film Archive in HSFA 94.19.
The Film and Television Archive at the University of California at Los Angeles holds the motion picture film and related material of the Hamilton Wright Organization.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Beaches  Search this
Festivals  Search this
Pyramids -- Egypt  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Industries  Search this
Markets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Posters
Photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Photo lot 76-35, Hamilton Wright Jr. photographs, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.76-35
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-76-35

Historic Engravings collection

Extent:
154 Items (29 folders, engravings, 21 1/2 x 16 in. (54.6 x 40.6 cm.) or smaller)
Note:
This collection is housed in Map Case Drawer M1.
Container:
Item EEPA.2010-003
Culture:
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Africa  Search this
Khoikhoi (African people)  Search this
Ashanti (African people)  Search this
Africans  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Engravings
Newspapers
Place:
Zanzibar
Nigeria
Dahomey
Tanganyika, Lake
Senegal -- Social life and customs
Benin (Kingdom)
Africa -- Maps
Africa -- Colonization
Africa -- Discovery and exploration
Zambezi River
Date:
1747-circa 1905
Summary:
The Historic Engravings collection is comprised of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905. The engravings depict subject matter related to Africa and Africans.
Scope and Contents:
The Historic Engravings collection consists of 154 pages of engravings, dating from 1747 to circa 1905, with the bulk created in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many of the engravings were completed for publication in leading nineteenth-century newspapers, including the Illustrated London News and Harper's Weekly.

Numerous engravings depict scenes from expeditions, including the Dr. Livingstone (Central and South Africa), Baker (Central Africa), and Stanley expeditions. Topics illustrated include agriculture, ceremonies, city and town views, ships, animals, battles, domestic scenes, diamond mines, and fashions. Represented peoples include the Khoikoi, Abyssinian, Ashanti, Griquas, Khoikoi, Ndebele, and Zulu. Finally, the engravings depict such wide-ranging locations as Abyssinia, Annesley Bay, Chupanga, Dahomey, Gondokoro, Hadoda Pass, Hamhamo Spring, Keiskamma Gorge, Mount Kilimanjaro, Kongone River, Lake Tanganyika, Limpopo River, Matabili [now Zimbabwe], Morocco, Nigeria, the Red Sea, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tekonda Pass, Ujiji, Umizimkulu Waterfall, Zambesi Delta, and Zanzibar, among others.
Arrangement:
Series one and two are arranged by publisher name and filed chronologically thereafter. Series 3 is arranged alphabetically by expedition leader name, and series 4 is organized by accession number.

Series 1: Illustrated London News, 1851-1901 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 9 folders)

Series 2: Harper's Weekly, 1867-1905 (19 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 4 folders)

Series 3: Expedition Leaders, Bankes to Smith, circa 1800s-circa 1904 (51 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 11 folders)

Series 4: Other/Unidentified, 1747-circa 1905 (33 items; Map Case Drawer M1, 5 folders)
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa  Search this
Africa -- Ethnology  Search this
Slave trade -- Africa -- History  Search this
Explorers -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Engravings
Newspapers
Citation:
Historic Engravings Collection, EEPA 2010-003, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
EEPA.2010-003
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Historic Engravings collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-2010-003
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M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection

Photographer:
Patterson, M. Marvin Breckinridge  Search this
Names:
Hatch, Olivia Stokes  Search this
Extent:
113 Photographic prints ((0.4 cubic feet), black and white, 8 x 10 in. or smaller )
3 Photographs ((1 folder), color)
7 manuscripts (document genre) ((4 folders), publications)
47 contact sheets ((0.2 cubic feet), black and white)
Culture:
Shona (African people)  Search this
San (African people)  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Xhosa (African people)  Search this
Ila (African people)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Manuscripts (document genre)
Contact sheets
Publications
Place:
Zanzibar
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Africa
Kenya
Luxor (Egypt)
Sudan
Tanzania
Uganda
Date:
1932, circa 1960s-1970s
bulk 1932
Summary:
The collection measures 0.65 cubic feet, dates from 1932 - circa 1970s, and is primarily comprised of photographs taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932. The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. There are also some publications and contact sheets in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes 113 black and white photographic prints taken by M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson during her trip with Olivia Stokes Hatch from Capetown, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt in 1932; 3 color photographic prints taken in 1971 of mbira, pipes, and a sculpture; publications; and contact sheets. Many of the photographs from the 1932 trip were published in Olivia's African Diary: Cape Town to Cairo," (Washington, D.C.: Eastern Press, 1980).

The photographs document the peoples of Africa in Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Sudan, Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Uganda, Congo (Democratic Republic) and Zanzibar, including the Baila, San, Shona, Xhosa and Zulu peoples. Subjects include a bride and groom at Lovedale, South Africa; dancers at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; flower vendors in Cape Town, South Africa; two leading elders at Amanzimtoti, South Africa; a craftsman making spears; a tanner in the Sudan; miners with their wives in Katanga (now Shaba), Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo); schoolboys in the Sudan; a Shona man; women lining-up to receive rations in the Belgian Congo; workers pouring gold at the Crown Mine near Johannesburg, South Africa; and a Zulu woman at a market in Durban, Natal, South Africa.

Depicted architecture includes the Queen Hatshepsut's room at Karnak, Luxor, Egypt; and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe. Images of the natural world include a mountain at Cape Town, South Africa; a park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Victoria Falls, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Finally, there are numerous images of animals, including egrets, ostriches and wildebeests.

Photographs from the collection were published in the Boston Herald (July 31, 1933) and the Crown Colonist (August 1933).
Arrangement note:
Arranged in three series. Series 1 is arranged by country. Series 2 is arranged in chronological order.

Series 1: Photographs, 1932, 1971 (Boxes 1-3, 116 items, 0.4 cubic feet)

Series 2: Publications, circa 1960s-1970s (Box 3, 4 folders)

Series 3: Contact Sheets, 1932 (Box 3, 0.2 cubic feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Photographer, broadcaster, and filmmaker Mary Marvin Breckinridge Patterson (1905-2002), grandchild of Vice President John Cabell Breckinridge, was a photographer, broadcaster and filmmaker. Following graduation from Vassar College in 1928, Breckinridge worked for the Frontier Nursing Service (a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia), earned a pilot's license (the first woman in Maine to do so), and assisted in the office of the Democratic National Committee. In 1932 she traveled to Africa where she documented the peoples and places throughout the continent.

She enrolled in the Clarence White School of Photography in New York in 1933, taking trainings on photographic developing and printing. She then worked in the office of Democratic congresswoman, and distant relative, Isabella Selmes Greenway, but soon returned to the Clarence White School of Photography for a longer course of study. Following graduation, she began selling photographs and sometimes articles in several magazines, including LIFE, Harper's Bazar, and Town and Country. Her film credits include "She Goes to Vassar" (1931), a film that provides an overview of college life at Vassar, and "The Forgotten Frontier", a documentary about the activities of the Frontier Nursing Service, a group comprised mainly of women that provided medical services to remote areas in Appalachia.

Travelling to Europe in 1939 on photojournalism assignments, Breckinridge was in Switzerland when the Nazis invaded Poland, starting World War II. She traveled to London to photograph the evacuation of English children, one of only four American photographers in England for the first months of the war. Edward Murrow hired her as the first female news broadcaster for the CBS World News Roundup to report from Europe. As the only female member of "The Murrow Boys", an elite group of only eleven broadcasters handpicked by Murrow, she broadcasted 50 reports from seven countries.

While working in Berlin, she married Foreign Service Officer Jefferson Patterson. She resigned from CBS, hoping to resume her career in photojournalism, but State Department policies restricted her ability to publish. The couple was posted in Peru, Belgium, Egypt, the Balkans and Uruguay.
Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Photographs
Publications
Citation:
M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson collection, EEPA 1985-009, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1985-009
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M. Marvin Breckinridge Patterson Collection
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-eepa-1985-009
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The Zulu vision in art : an exhibition on view at the Standard Bank National Arts Festival held in Grahamstown, 1 - 9 July 1988

Author:
1820 Foundation  Search this
Durban Art Gallery  Search this
African Art Centre (Durban, South Africa)  Search this
Standard Bank National Arts Festival  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
South Africa
Durban
Date:
1988
Topic:
Art, Zulu  Search this
Artists, Zulu  Search this
Beadwork, Zulu  Search this
Zulu crafts  Search this
Zulu baskets  Search this
Wood-carving, Zulu  Search this
Art, African  Search this
African art collections  Search this
Sculpture, Zulu  Search this
Call number:
N5090 .G74 1988
N5090.G74 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_354437

Tribing and untribing the archive : identity and the material record in Southern KwaZulu-Natal in the late independent and colonial periods / edited by Carolyn Hamilton and Nessa Leibhammer

Editor:
Hamilton, Carolyn  Search this
Leibhammer, Nessa  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Archival resources
Place:
South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal
History
Date:
2016
Topic:
Ethnohistory  Search this
Ethnology  Search this
Zulu (African people)  Search this
Material culture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1087511

Bantukünstler in Südafrika

Author:
Schlosser, Katesa  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Madela, Laduma  Search this
Tabete, Muziweyixhwala 1925-1978  Search this
Mnguni, Simoni 1885-1956  Search this
Ntuli, Jabulani 1898-1988  Search this
Bhengu, Gerard 1910-1990  Search this
Shange, Raymond 1930-  Search this
Pemba, George Mnyalaza Milwa 1912-2001  Search this
Joseph 1937-  Search this
Qwabe, Amos 1900-  Search this
Qwabe, Zizwezenyanga approximately 1900-  Search this
Mzila, Asmon 1918-  Search this
Rabodiba, Karl Manku 1899-1955  Search this
Ntuli, Hezekile 1912-1973  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1975
Topic:
Artists, Zulu  Search this
Wood-carving, Zulu  Search this
Call number:
GN301 .Z484
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_509438

Aufenthalt in Nongoma/Zululand vom 31. Mai bis 6 Juni und vom 17 Juin bis 25. Juni 1959

Author:
Schlosser, Katesa  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Qwabe, Zizwezenyanga approximately 1900-  Search this
Qwabe, Amos 1900-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2006
Topic:
Material culture  Search this
Clothing  Search this
Call number:
DT1768.Z95 S35 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_838330

Pipes

Collector:
Frederic E. Wright  Search this
Donor Name:
Frederic E. Wright  Search this
Culture:
Zulu  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
20 Nov 1922
Collection Date:
1922
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
069114
USNM Number:
E324712-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3a2c3ec10-bbc1-4efb-ba7a-bdabda537280
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394019
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Wooden Pipe

Donor Name:
Frederic E. Wright  Search this
Culture:
Zulu  Search this
Object Type:
Pipe
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
25 May 1923
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
070040
USNM Number:
E325063-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/369d79946-52ff-4442-8384-dd4cf2e5a9ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8394149
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Beer Skimmers

Donor Name:
British Museum Of Natural History  Search this
Culture:
Zulu  Search this
Object Type:
Skimmer
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
19 Jan 1891
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
023892
USNM Number:
E151681-0
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Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/394b6e6db-bf98-4082-9536-d0fa64a407ca
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8341450
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Trois mois chez les Zoulous et les derniers jours du Prince impérial / par Paul Deléage

Author:
Deléage, Paul d. 1888  Search this
Physical description:
370 p., [5] leaves of plates : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1879
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT878.Z9 D34 1879
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452462

Zululand : a mission tour in South Africa / by G.H. Mason

Author:
Mason, George Holditch  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 232 p. ; 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
South Africa
KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
Zululand (South Africa)
Date:
1862
Topic:
Missions  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT875 .M399 1862
DT875.M399 1862
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_388854

Alone among the Zulus : the narrative of a journey through the Zulu country, South Africa / by a plain woman

Author:
Barter, Catherine  Search this
Physical description:
184 p. illus. 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Zululand (South Africa)
Date:
1910
[1910?]
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT878.Z9 B32 1910
DT878.Z9B32 1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_362643

Zululand and the Zulus : their history, beliefs, customs, military system, home life, legends, etc., etc., and missions to them / by J.A. Farrer

Author:
Farrer, James Anson 1849-1925  Search this
Physical description:
151 p. ; 18 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
Zululand (South Africa)
Date:
1879
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DT878.Z9 F24 1879
DT878.Z9F24 1879
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312841

Some Zulu customs and folk-lore / by L. H. Samuelson (Nomleti)

Author:
Samuelson, L. H  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 82 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1905
1920
[191-?]
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
DT878.Z9 S29
DT878.Z9S29
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269505

Beer pot

Collector:
Dr Frank Jolles  Search this
Donor Name:
William Simmons  Search this
Diameter:
29.5 cm
Height:
25 cm
Culture:
Zulu  Search this
Object Type:
Pottery
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
23 Feb 2001
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012486
USNM Number:
E431937-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c0ee2b01-c9b3-4c8a-bf29-b9726de9b3b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8552107
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Carved Wooden Head-Rest

Collector:
Col. Thomas L. Casey  Search this
Donor Name:
Mrs. Laura W. Casey  Search this
Culture:
Zulu  Search this
Object Type:
Headrest
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
7 Aug 1941
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
160631
USNM Number:
E381601-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c28e0f1f-8554-4de3-8261-42ea45c0406a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8417228
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Beer pot

Collector:
Dr Frank Jolles  Search this
Donor Name:
William Simmons  Search this
Diameter:
27.5 cm
Height:
24.5 cm
Culture:
Zulu  Search this
Object Type:
Pottery
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
23 Feb 2001
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012486
USNM Number:
E431934-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/330f4f2f4-3313-4024-b3b5-bc12ec8822d6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8552104
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Beer pot

Collector:
Dr Frank Jolles  Search this
Donor Name:
William Simmons  Search this
Diameter:
26 cm
Height:
25 cm
Culture:
Zulu  Search this
Object Type:
Pottery
Place:
South Africa, Africa
Accession Date:
23 Feb 2001
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
2012486
USNM Number:
E431935-0
See more items in:
Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bbedf860-8ace-4191-97cf-07af154412a5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8552105
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