Series - FHYA selection from Maritz Series

Staff Staff (view 2) Vessel with lid as drinking cup Vessel Vessel (view 2) Vessel with lid Vessel with lid (view 2) Vessel with lid (view 3) Vessel Vessel (view 2) Vessel (view 3) Milk pail Milk pail (view 2) Food dish with lid Food dish with lid (view 2) Meat platter Meat platter (view 2) Drinking cup Headrest amasumpa Headrest
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FHYA selection from Maritz Series

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  • 14 Spoons
  • 14 Figures
  • 14 Staffs
  • 7 Headrests
  • 5 Vessels
  • 3 Snuff Box Staffs
  • 2 Snuff Boxes
  • 2 Beer Ladles
  • 1 Milk Pail
  • 1 Spoon Staff
  • 1 Meat Dish
  • 1 Meat Platter
  • 1 Drinking Cup
  • 1 Knobkierie
  • 1 Executioner’s Knobkierie
  • 1 Set of Ear Plugs

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA using materials provided by Nessa Leibhammer, 2018: The core of what would become the Maritz Collection at JAG was assembled in London by Jonathan Lowen, who began collecting southern African art in 1969. The Maritz Collection is housed within Traditional Collections in Johannesburg Art Gallery.]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA using materials provided by Nessa Leibhammer, 2018: The core of what would become the Maritz Collection at JAG was assembled by Jonathan Lowen in London. This was then purchased by Nicholas Maritz who added further items to it before selling the collection, which he classified as ‘Northern Nguni’, to the JAG in 2013. The Maritz Collection is housed within Traditional Collections in JAG. The FHYA selection of the items within the Maritz Collection was made by Nessa Leibhammer, who curated the Traditional Collections from 1994 to 1996, and then again from 2005 to 2013. This selection contains 62 items, and their associated material, which Leibhammer identified as probably dating to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and as coming from the FHYA target area of KwaZulu-Natal and immediately adjacent regions. Leibhammer further selected items within these criteria for which images were readily available.]

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[Source - Nessa Leibhammer for FHYA using JAG materials, 2015: Accession number given by JAG on purchase. 2012 indicates year of accession, 6 the batch number in that year, and the proceeding numeral(s), the number of the item within that batch. The number of each item in Maritz’s catalogue Relics of War: A Collection of 19th Century Artefacts from British South Africa and Southern Rhodesia will be shown at file level.]

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