Trade Bead Physical Object
Creation Datecirca 1700
Description1 of 24 yellow 4.0 mm beads threaded together (see also 1986.008.1265a, c--x) for display purposes.
Beads were a staple trade good of Europeans in Africa as well as in the Americas. These beads would be traded for slaves in Africa where they were highly desirable symbols of wealth and prestige.
0.4 cm W x 0.3 cm D , Item (Overall)
0.173 g Weight
1 of 24 yellow 4.0 mm beads threaded together (see also1986.008.1265a, c--x) for display purposes. Weight with all 24 beads on invisible thread: 3.60 grams.