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Picture of Nigerian objects displayed on chair covered with cloth: abakini [top knot], wooden armlet, and sunkai of fan handle, used in Jukun religious ceremonies Medium: Gelatin silver print.
- 1880-1950 (?)
- Made in: Bauchi State
- (Africa,Nigeria,Bauchi State)
- Length: 8.4 centimetres
- Width: 13.5 centimetres
Inscription Content"The Curator African Section I have been trying to identify the type of brass-work shown in this photo - but without success. It comes from Bauchi Province Nigerie, and + is said by the JUKON, in whose religious ceremonies it figures, to have been brought to them from ZAIKIM which they also call BIRNIN MASR in Hausa (City of Egyptian Cairo) This story of migration etc from ZAIKIM to MEKKA is unsubstantiated, but as this work is not of local manufacture its identification would be of interest. From left to right TABAKINI or top-most [?] crown, wooden armlet, SUNKAI or fan handle...yrs Truly Oswald [?or Arnold] McRand [?]." [manuscript on back].
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Africa, Oceania & the Americas
Study of Nigerian objects displayed on chair covered with cloth. "Brass" "crown" at left, "wooden armlet" at centre, "brass" "fan handle" at right. Setting appears to be inside of a shelter made of reeds. Medium: Gelatin silver print.
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Object reference number: EPF7048
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