Worn by men in rites and festivals to assert identification with the celestial birds.
Loin ornament for a young girl (intombi), includes a small shell which is unusual.
Finished factory-woven cloth of imported cotton was sold in an Ibadan market for 12 shillings (approx.
Catherine Elliott, Nessa Leibhammer, 2017 DDF research:
Somewhat unusual for its inclusion of large white beads, the motif of the beadwork panel is similar to examples from the Drakensberg region.
A woman’s waist apron worn over the accompanying blouse and chuba (58 / 2000 / 1 and 2).
This decorative fitting may have been used on a horse harness.
This circular fitting is decorated with leaves.
This was part of the legionary soldier’s armour.
This object was found during excavations of the legionary bath-house.
Strap ends were used on leather straps or belts to prevent the ends fraying.
This ceramic horse head is from a medieval water jug called an ‘aquamanile’, used for washing hands during meals.
Scorpions use their powerful claws and stinging tail to capture their prey and defend themselves.
Tail-less whip scorpions move about using their three pairs of walking legs.
This spider was brought in to the museum after it bit a member of the public on the ankle in his sleep.
This large spider has been preserved in formalin.
This female house spider was collected on the 15th of July 1981 from Prospect Park in the St James area of Exeter.
This female house spider was collected in 1981.
A medium-sized assemblage of animal bone collected during excavation of a multi-period site at Bartholomew Street East in Exeter.
A small assemblage of animal bone collected during a development-led project in Bonhay Road, an historic industrial area in Exeter.
Iron bars were used as currency in the Iron Age.
A small assemblage of animal bone and shell collected during a rescue project following a fire in the centre of Totnes, an historic Devon town.
A medium-sized assemblage of animal bone collected during a rescue excavation in Fore Street, Totnes.
A small assemblage of animal bone collected during a research excavation of a prehistoric and Roman site in Clyst Honiton.
A small assemblage of animal bone and shell collected during research excavations at Berry Pomeroy castle near Totnes.
A small assemblage of animal bone collected during a development-led project of a Roman site in Woodbury, near Axminster.
A small assemblage of animal bone collected during the research excavation of Roman fort at Bolham, near Tiverton.
A small assemblage of animal bone collected during fieldwalking and a small-scale research excavation of a rural Roman site near Thorverton.
An assemblage of animal bone collected during a large rescue excavation at Goldsmith Street in the centre of historic Exeter.