FMNH 266795.nosub[1]

  • 266795: brass, hair, beads, cotton fly
    Photographer: Diane Alexander White : Field Museum of Natural History
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: brass, hair, beads, cotton fly whisk
  • 266795: brass, hair, beads, cotton fly
    Photographer: Diane Alexander White : Field Museum of Natural History
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: brass, hair, beads, cotton fly whisk
Catalog Number: 266795.nosub[1]
Description: fly whisk
Materials: metal; brass, hair, beads, cotton
Cultural Attribution: Yoruba
Time Period: 19th century
Locality: Africa, Nigeria
Accession Number: [3980] Strain, James and Gladys (Gift)
Accession Year: 1996
Other Numbers: 18
Continent: Africa
Country: Nigeria
Collector/Source: Strain, James and Gladys
EMu IRN: 1176055
GUID: 18d1c6de-797f-4706-951d-71b31db7e448

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