Coiled Bracelet, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados

Description

This photograph shows a coiled bracelet found on the wrists of buried skeleton in Barbados. Handler suspects this individual was possibly an Obeah medicine man and likely from the Voltaic region. See image Newton001.

Source

Jerome S. Handler, "An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1, 2 (1997): p. 91-130.

Date Created

Artifact dated to late-1600s to early-1700s

Language

English

Rights

Image is in public domain courtesy of Jerome Handler. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Newton002

Spatial Coverage

British Caribbean; Barbados

Citation

"Coiled Bracelet, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed November 17, 2019, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2266
This photograph shows a coiled bracelet found on the wrists of buried skeleton in Barbados. Handler suspects this individual was possibly an Obeah medicine man and likely from the Voltaic region. See image Newton001.
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