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African Trompe l'Oeil Eyeglass Case and Lens Cloth

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Price: $25.00
Member Price: $22.50

Item# 80-019958 







Description

Islamic glass beads were traded in Africa as early as the ninth century, and European glass beads were introduced in the fifteenth century. Our striking eyeglass case and matching lens cloth design was developed from a richly beaded garment in the Museums collection made in the early twentieth century by the Mbukushu or Yei peoples of Angola, Namibia, or Botswana.

Eyeglass Case: Microfiber, metal, and PVC. 6'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 1/2''.
Lens Cloth: Microfiber. 6 1/2'' square.

  • Eyeglass Case: Microfiber, metal, and PVC. 6'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 1/2''
  • Lens Cloth: Microfiber. 6 1/2'' square

Art History

Africa has maintained a rich tradition of beadwork for millennia. In southern Africa, beads were produced from ostrich eggshells as long as 15,000 years ago, while archaeological research indicates that glass beads were produced in antiquity.

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Description

Islamic glass beads were traded in Africa as early as the ninth century, and European glass beads were introduced in the fifteenth century. Our striking eyeglass case and matching lens cloth design was developed from a richly beaded garment in the Museums collection made in the early twentieth century by the Mbukushu or Yei peoples of Angola, Namibia, or Botswana.

Eyeglass Case: Microfiber, metal, and PVC. 6'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 1/2''.
Lens Cloth: Microfiber. 6 1/2'' square.





  • Eyeglass Case: Microfiber, metal, and PVC. 6'' x 2 1/2'' x 1 1/2''
  • Lens Cloth: Microfiber. 6 1/2'' square




Art History

Africa has maintained a rich tradition of beadwork for millennia. In southern Africa, beads were produced from ostrich eggshells as long as 15,000 years ago, while archaeological research indicates that glass beads were produced in antiquity.


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