Item 33A - Ornament, object missing in museum

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Ornament, object missing in museum

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  • [Source - Debra Pryor for FHYA, 2019, using KZNM material: Placeholder for missing museum object. Remarks from Accession record states that it was written off in June 1964.]

[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts: Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1): "Coloured wool head ornament." Comprises 2 items (33A, 33B).]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2016, using KwaZulu Natal Museum Catalogue Card:
Name: Ornament (2)
Catalogue No. 33 A,B
Card No. 7/e/1
Provenance: Natal
Maker/source: don
Function: head ornament
Raw Materials: wool, cloth]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum object detail catalogue material:
Collection: Anthropology
Accession #: 00033
Othername: head ornament
Received as: Unknown
Catalogued by: Frederick W. Fitzsimons
Source: Franz Mayr
Description: Accessions Register (Ethnology Book 1): "Coloured wool head ornament."
People: Mayr, Franz
Material: Wool, cloth
Provenance: Accessions register: Locality: "Natal".]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA, 2020, transcription of KwaZulu-Natal Museum database extracts: J. Wintjes (22/11/2019): This accession forms part of the first batch of items written into the Accessions
Register by F. W. Fitzsimons around the time the museum officially opened in 1904. These items aren't
all dated, and if they are dated they aren't listed in chronological order of acquisition (pp.0-28 of
'Ethnology Book 1'). This accession is undated and could therefore have been received into the
collection somewhere between 1890 (when Mayr arrived in Natal) and 1904. The earliest date I have so
far seen for a Mayr item in the collection is 1897.
A note in a document written by Kathleen Mack (I think) in 1989, pasted at the front of the Accessions
Register (Ethnology Book 1), indicates that the museum director Dr Warren may have given purchasing
authority to people like Mayr, who was the source of a large number of items.
This Accession has been selected as part of the Mayr series by the Five-Hundred Year Archive.
Accession #]

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