Zulu. <em>Neck Ornament (Ibheqe or Umphapheni)</em>, mid to late 19th century. Glass beads, sinew, 11 1/2 × 7 1/4 × 1/2 in. (29.2 × 18.4 × 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Herman Eggers, 45.125.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 45.125.10_acetate_bw.jpg)

Neck Ornament (Ibheqe or Umphapheni)


Medium: Glass beads, sinew

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:mid to late 19th century

Dimensions: 11 1/2 × 7 1/4 × 1/2 in. (29.2 × 18.4 × 1.3 cm)


Accession Number: 45.125.10

Image: 45.125.10_acetate_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Beadwork neck ornament, consisting of a beaded strap to which is attached an almost square beadwork retangle. The strap consists of rows of pink, blue, red, and white beads. The blue of the rectangle has three rows of a centrally placed triangular pattern inset with 6 geometric diamonds in red, black, and blue, on a white ground. Strap is attached to rectangle by conical brass buttons. Technique: flat single-face, brick. Condition: several small torn spots.

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