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Pipe BowlK2.130

Tubular bowl with bulbous bottom and two rectangular pieces that extend from the sides. Bowl is embellished with geometric designs while the two side pieces are embellished with braided incising. Hide strap with fibre cording extends from the base.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
brass metal, skin and fibre
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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SwordK2.408 a-b

A metal sword with a beaten metal blade (part a) which has a fuller that has three ridges, of which the central ridge extends longer than the outer ones. There are two crescent moon shapes near the middle of the blade on each side. Floral decorations beaten on hilt which has a pommel, grip, and cross-guard. The sheath (part b) is sewn and embossed with a geometric pattern cut on sheath leather which is dyed ochre red and pale green. Cotton thread gird with huge tassels in red, green, and yellow.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
brass metal, steel metal, leather skin and cotton fibre
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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TextileK2.174

Rectangular cotton textile with long threaded fringe on each end. The design is plaid in white, red, green, brown and black.

Culture
?
Material
cotton fibre and synthetic dye
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Writing TabletK2.31

Writing tablet, or prayer board. A flat, rectangular wood piece with an half-circle handle at the top attached by an oval with a cut-out oval hole pierced in the middle. Smooth, worn wood. Arabic script painted on both surfaces in dark brown.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
wood and paint
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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NecklaceK2.192

Necklace composed of blue and black glass beads, varying in size and shape, strung on string.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
glass and fibre
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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OrnamentK2.191

Ornament composed of a thick band of metal bent into a c shape with beveled edges and incised bands of geometric pattern that run the length of the ornament.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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OrnamentK2.190

Ornament, c-shaped with many-faceted ends that each have two stamped simple flower-like designs. Made from brass with a high zinc and tin content.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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FanK2.182

Split leaves woven to form a rectangular shaped fan. Fan is attached to a wooden rod for a handle. Geometric designs woven in red, green, purple, and pink.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
wood, leaf and dye
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Pot3523/1

Grey-brown pot with an oval-shaped body, topped with a human-like head; spout opening doubles as mouth of figure. Face has a pronounced brow, incised circular eyes, a wide nose with large nostrils, and semi-circular ears; mouth opening is flared. Two raised bands decorate head, extending from brow to back of neck, and connect with a notched band that circles the figure's neck. Four panels, consisting of four notched bands, stretch from neck towards bottom of body. Long arms. with thin fingers, extend from neck, down front centre of body; designs are raised. Large panel runs down centre of chest, consisting of three lines with two columns of raised circles. Raised nipples are on either side of front panel; genitals underneath panel. Two curved bands connect side panels on back and arms; bands are notched. The rest of vessel is undecorated.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
clay and ochre pigment
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Pot3523/2

Orange-brown pot with a spherical body and spout opening. Spout is curved, with the opening angled downward; mouth is flared. There is a semi-circular protrusion along the front centre edge of spout; ridged column extends along back side of spout. There is a raised band around the spout base and it is trimmed with a secondary raised band, decorated with notches. Eight identical bands extend down from it, forming a panel covering the back of the vessel; eight additional notched bands protrude from either side of panel, circling the sides. Two notched bands connect to bands on back, decorating the front. Above the two bands, is a raised prong-shaped motif. Rest of vessel is undecorated.

Culture
“Nupe” ?
Material
clay and ochre pigment
Made in
“Nigeria” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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