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Door3326/27
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Door made of two darkened, rectangular wooden panels with a thin rectangular piece of wooden trim covering where the panels join. Trim attached to the right panel by ten nails. Eight nail holes on right edge of left panel, likely where the trim was attached to left panel. Two snakes carved in high relief, moving towards one another, on the wooden trim. On the two panels there are high relief carvings of plants, tools, weapons, geometric shapes, humans, birds, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, and other quadrupeds. Background of panels has gouged cross-hatched lines throughout. Six holes, total, along the edges of both panels. Three on right edge of right panel at the bottom, centre and top. Three on left edge of left panel at bottom, centre and top. Three smaller holes, in a triangular pattern, are on the left edge of the left panel between the larger middle and top holes. Backs of panels are undecorated. Hanging hardware secures the two panels together, on the back.

Culture
Nupe
Material
wood and metal
Made in
Lapai, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Pot2842/2
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Round pot with a rounded bottom and a thin neck that expands out again to a bowl-like upper form. The upper pot has horizontal lines moulded into the clay on top, and an irregular dot pattern below. The neck between the two has wider horizontal lines and patterning, and the body of the larger pot has a series of moulded decorations in angled vertical lines, dot patterns, and horizontal lines that continue down to the rounded bottom. A few painted/burnished spots appear on the upper body. Large, darkly coloured areas range widely overall.

Culture
Nupe
Material
clay and paint
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Stool1198/4
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Carved wooden stool with ten cone-shaped feet (each is widest at the top where they meet the seat), and an inverted cone-shaped seat with a carved geometric design on the relatively flat, circular top face of the seat. The rim of the seat is also carved with a zigzag pattern.

Culture
Nupe ?
Material
wood
Made in
Nigeria ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Staff1198/1
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Long staff with metal wire wrapped around bottom and human figure at the top. Human figure has geometric designs on head to indicate hair(?), oval shaped eyes, long nose, small ears, and small mouth. Body of figure is slightly wider than the rest of the cane and has four bands of engraved triangular and diagonal designs around entire body. Two slender serpents are wrapped around the top half of the staff and their heads rest to the side of the figure.

Culture
Nupe ?
Material
wood and copper metal ?
Made in
Nigeria ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Staff1198/2
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Long dark brown coloured staff with large diamond-shaped piece at top and zigzag carved ring around bottom end. Diamond-shaped piece has four sides, each with their own distinct patterns of geometric designs made up of an assortment of diagonal lines, zigzags and swirled patterns that have been engraved in the wood.

Culture
Nupe ?
Material
wood
Made in
Nigeria ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Container1198/3
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Five halved, spherical gourd shells set round side up and strung together in a row with wire. Each gourd is shallowly carved with different geometric and curvilinear designs, then painted black, orange and yellow-orange.

Culture
Nupe ?
Material
gourd fruit, paint and metal
Made in
Nigeria ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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SwordCc2 a-c
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Sword (part a) with scabbard (part b) and cord (part c). Sword has a double-edged blade with two crescents on either side at the hilt end. Hilt is covered with brown leather decorated on each side with a star of four intersecting lines on one side and two n's on other side. Pommel is decorated with brass and steel caps superimposed on each other. Grip is covered with black leather. Scabbard is brown leather stretched and sewn over a wood frame with two brown leather rectangular straps. There are two tin bands at either end wrapped around and decorated with excised star and punched dots to make a stippled line around all edges. Chape of scabbard is tan leather and edged with tin. Cord of red and green wool with a tassel at either end is braided over a central core and knotted to the straps.

Culture
Nupe ?
Material
steel metal, leather skin, wool fibre and wood
Made in
Kano, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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TextileK2.148 a-b
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Long, rectangular shaped cotton textile (parts a-b) consisting of a repeated red, green, and black stripe and geometric pattern on a light grey with thin black striped ground. Both ends have a twisted thread fringe.

Culture
Nupe
Material
cotton fibre and dye
Made in
Bida, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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TextileK2.145
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Long, rectangular cotton textile made of two panels sewn together down the middle. The design consists of a red band border by fine black and white strips on a brown ground. There is a twisted thread fringe on each end. There is a paper tag attached that reads: ‘Cloth [for women’s wrappers], Nupe, Bida, 1969’.

Culture
Nupe
Material
cotton fibre and dye
Made in
Bida, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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TextileK2.137
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Textile with brocaded geometric designs in red, white, yellow and green on a background of alternating horizontal red and black bands. The ends are fringed.

Culture
Nupe
Material
cotton fibre and dye
Made in
Bida, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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