Item 518C - Ornament

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  • 2017 - (Online curation)
    Online curation
    Five Hundred Year Archive (FHYA)
    Digital image by Rosemary Lombard
  • 1906 - (Custody)
    KwaZulu-Natal Museum (KZNM)
    Obtained through exchange in 1906
  • [18-?] (Collection)
    Reverend Father Franz Mayr
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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts: Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1): 518 (A-D): "Beadwork ornaments. Zulu name Ulimi. Suspended from the neck and worn over the chest." Justine Wintjes (03/12/2019): The set originally comprised four items; 518B is absent from the latest verification lists.]

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[Source – Chloe Rushovich, 2019, KwaZulu-Natal Museum accession catalogue:
Remarks: Illustrated in Annals of Natal Museum Vol 1 p159.
Mus. No.: 518 A-D
Species or Genus: Beadwork ornaments. Zulu name Ulimi
Locality: Natal
Source and Date: Exchange 1906]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum object detail catalogue material:
Collection: Anthropology
Accession #: 00518
Othername: ulimi
Received as: Exchange
Received date: 1906
Catalogued by: Frederick W. Fitzsimons
Source: Franz Mayr, possibly
Description: Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1): "Beadwork ornaments. Zulu name Ulimi. Suspended from the neck and worn
over the chest." One of a set of four originally; 518B is missing.
People: Mayr, Franz
Publication: Ann. Natal Museum Vol 1, pp. 159-165: 'Language of colours amongst the Zulus expressed by their bead-work ornaments; and some general notes on their personal adornments and clothing'. By Franz Mayr. Fig. 3 = 518C.
Material: Beads, thread
Provenance: Accessions register: Locality: "Natal".]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts:Justine Wintjes 03/12/2019: The link to Franz Mayr is through the illustration in the 1907 Annals article
(see refs), depicting Object 518C (Fig. 3). Mayr isn't recorded as the source for Accession no. 518 in
the Accessions Register but it is plausible he published items he had collected himself, and may by
extension have been the source of the entire set (518A-D).

This Accession has been selected as part of the Mayr series by the Five-Hundred Year Archive.]

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