Galerie / gallery - African weapons and ethnographica
African sword and knife
African throwing knifes
African club and staff
African spear and arrow
Verre hip ornament
Vere People, North-Eastern Nigeria & Cameroon, 19th century
This heavy necklace, possibly maybe a hip ornament, comprises 30 cast smaller and larger spherical beads, strung alternately, and one very large central bead that is cushion-shaped and has been cast with a large, pearled edge with 12,5 cm diameter. All are strung on a curled cotton rope. Each component has superb wear and patina - no doubts about the age..
A similar necklace is in the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal in the Netherlands is illustrated in Grootaers & Eisenburger (2002, p. 357).
Lit.: Bacquart, J. B., The Tribal Arts of Africa, Thames & Hudson, 1998.
Grootaers, J. L. & I. Eisenburger, Forms of Wonderment: The History and Collections of the Afrika Museum, Volume 2, Berg en Dal, 2002.
Leurquin, A., A World of Belts: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America from the Ghysels Collection, Skira, 2004.
Olson, J.S, 'Duru-Glass', in The Peoples of Africa: An Ethnohistorical Dictionary, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996.