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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1 x 1 1/8 x 5/16 in. (2.5 x 2.9 x 0.8 cm)
Type:
amulets
Place made:
West Africa, Africa
Date:
17th century-18th century
Description:
A miniature pair of shackles used as a protective amulet by the Lobi tribe of West Africa in what is now Ghana. The bronze shackles consist of a pair of loops linked to a single bolt. There is a third loop at the top of the amulet. The bronze is covered with a dark patina.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Faith  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5395fc76a-f911-45d5-94ce-eba2e7bb0ac3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.1