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Wireless valve Wireless valve

Wireless 'L.S.3 E' valve, No. 21884, Marconi-Osram Valve Co.,

Sheath Sheath

Khanjar or dagger sheath of wood overlaid with silver strips and wire in a scrolling foliage design: Oman, Mutruh, 1974

Headdress Headdress

Woman's headdress known as fengguan (phoenix crown), in form of a high domed crown, the wire frame covered with dragons, phoenixes and other motifs made from blue kingfisher feathers, with eight cartouches (originally nine) indicating the original wearer was a noble woman with an honourable title: China, Qing dynasty, late 18th century

Scent bottle stopper Scent bottle stopper

Detachable wooden stopper with metal top and wire core, for a scent bottle of clear cut blue glass with gold metal mount and cover, part of the Ida Pappenheim Collection: French or Bohemian, early 19th century

Figure Figure

Carved wooden female figure, with elaborate hair style and top knot hung with carved amulets shapes, glass fragments for eyes, wire earrings and bracelets, wearing apron of red beads, probably used by the female Sande Society: Africa, West Africa, Sierra Leone, possibly Temne people

Figure / woman Figure / woman

Carved wooden female figure, with domical headdress, neck rings and wire earrings, used by the Bundu Society: West Africa, Sierra Leone, Mende people

Stool Stool

Circular wooden stool with wire repair on seat, curved back and open lattice-work base, carved geometric patterns on seat back and serpent carved on back of stool from top to base: Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanganyika Plateau, Bemba people, late 19th century

Drumstick Drumstick

Drumstick of wood, with wire binding: Northern Zambia or South West Tanzania, Fipa People, late 19th century

Hairpin Hairpin

Hair-pin consisting of a European wire hair-pin with a web of white and coloured beads sewn to the upper portion: South Africa, Zululand, Lower Tugela District

Zither Zither

Wooden carved trough zither with six twine strings stretched across the body and a globular gourd resonator attached below, cracked and repaired with wire and twine: Africa, Southern Africa, Malawi, Kamanga people, early 20th century

Sword Sword

Sword (mandau or parang ilang) with a single-edged iron blade, a bone hilt decorated with tufts of coloured hair, and a grip bound with brass wire: Asia, South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, Iban (Sea Dyak), late 19th - early 20th century

Armlet Armlet

Armlet of spirally coiled brass wire: Asia, South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, Sea Dyak (Iban), late 19th-early 20th century

Anklet Anklet

Anklet of spirally coiled brass wire: Asia, South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, Sea Dyak (Iban), late 19th - early 20th century

Anklet Anklet

Anklet of spirally coiled brass wire: Asia, South East Asia, Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak, Sea Dyak (Iban), late 19th - early 20th century

Artificial flower Artificial flower

Carnation made of interwoven coloured silk thread on wire frame, forms part of the contents of wooden casket: English, late 17th century

Kamaycha / lute Kamaycha / lute

Kamaycha or short-necked lute with heavy wooden resonator with sound table of calf or goat skin, eleven strings of gut and wire, and inlays of ivory and mother of pearl: Indian, Rajasthan, 19th - 20th century

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