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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts: Entry in the Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1) for Accession 616: "Zulu necklet (ulimi)". Next to this Accession is written: "Moved from Nos 48/49 - 3 specimens": Entry in the Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1) for Accession 48: "Native bead necklet of various patterns". Next to this listing is written: "Cancelled see Nos 616 & 690". Entry in the Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1) for Accession 49: "Native bead anklet". So Accession Numbers 48, 49, 616 and 690 are entangled in some way (see notes). Entry in the Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1) for Accession 690: "Zulu necklaces constituting a letter. Zulu name Umampapeni. - not in dictionary [later addition in a different handwriting]. (The idea of the cross was attained from the Red Cross on hospital trains and wagons.)."]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2016, using KwaZulu Natal Museum Catalogue Card:
Cultural Affinity: Zulu
Provenance: Ixopo, Natal
Raw materials: ?Fibre thread. Beads - red, white, blue, black.
Comments: Note in Accession Register about No 48 says "Cancelled, see Nos 616 & 690" (Rosemary Lombard, 21/9/16)
Method Obtained: Purchased 1906
Literature: Kennedy 406]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum object detail catalogue material:
Collection: Anthropology
Accession #: 00616
Othername: ulimi, necklet
Received as: Purchase
Received date: 1906
Catalogued by: Jeremiah Cullingworth
Source: Franz Mayr, possibly
Publication: Kennedy 406.
Material: Cat. Card: "?Fibre thread. Beads - red, white, blue, black."
Provenance: Ixopo District, Natal.]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts:Justine Wintjes 06/09/2019: Notes in the Accessions Register suggest that this Accession was created from the ones originally numbered 48 and 49 (comprising 15 specimens and possibly 1 specimen respectively), which were written off in June 1964, and apparently re-found and moved to Accessions 616 (2 but originally recorded as 3 specimens) and 690 (16 specimens) in 1906 (see note next to 616 in the Register). If this scenario is correct though, there is still an unresolved question around the
discrepancy in total number of specimens (18 or 19 across 616 and 690 instead of the ?16 across 48
and 49).

This Accession is linked by association to Mayr's 1906 publication: Ann. Natal Museum Vol 1, pp.
159-165: 'Language of colours amongst the Zulus expressed by their bead-work ornaments; and some
general notes on their personal adornments and clothing', which is a reference written next to Accession 690 in the Accessions Register (and Fig. 2 = 690C).

This Accession has been selected as part of the Mayr series by the Five-Hundred Year Archive.]

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