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Harvard African Studies Volume 1

Harvard African Studies Volume 1

Harvard African Studies Volume 1.cOric Bates
Harvard African Studies Volume 1
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Author: Oric Bates
Number of Pages: 140 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
Format: Pdf
ISBN: 9781130017250
File size: 18 Mb
Download Link: Harvard African Studies Volume 1
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...decorated with a guilloche pattern. Bead armlets complete his costume. The female attendants on each side of the king have their hair dressed in three peaks and ornamented with beads. Each wears two necklaces, armlets, anklets, and a short petticoat. Tribal scarifications are shown on faces and bodies. The pair of figures behind the king were evidently holding shields over his head to keep off the sun. The remaining one of the pair has a gable-shaped headdress and a double band passing over the right shoulder and under the left arm, but is otherwise dressed like the attendants just described. The arms are very carelessly rendered and the greater part of the shield has been broken away. The second attendant from the front on the king's right has her hair dressed in two upright clumps, one behind the other. She wears a necklace, a bead band over the left shoulder and under the right arm, a string of beads around her waist, and no petticoat. In her right hand she carries a circular fan. The figure in front has a headdress with four peaks, two necklaces, a string of beads around the waist, and tribal marks. Across her right shoulder she holds one of the ceremonial iron swords, or eberes, a portion of the ring of which has been broken away. In front of the king is a square aperture in the pedestal, 8.3 cm. on each side, and decorated at its edges with a braid pattern in relief. Immediately in front of this hole is a representation in relief of a triangular stone celt with its cutting edge away from the hole. In front of the celt is what appears to be the representation of a stone knife or ax of triangular section and with the cutting edge upward. The sides of the pedestal are sloping, and there is a horizontal flange at the bottom. At the four corners are rings, ..

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