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Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.3 x 2.3 x 4.8 cm (1 5/16 x 7/8 x 1 7/8 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Senegal
Date:
1960s-1970s
Description:
Gilt silver (gold wash) ring of three stacked hollow rectangles descending in size so that the smallest is on top. The top of the smallest rectangle and sides are decorated in openwork nesting half circles or curves. Attached to simple band of parallel bands of twisted wire.
Provenance:
Marian Johnson, purchased in Dakar, Senegal, 1963-late 20th century to 2012
Published References:
Johnson, Marian Ashby. 1994. "Gold jewelry of the Wolof and the Tukulor of Senegal." African arts 27 (1), pp. 36-49. (see p. 46 for comparable taken by author, if not exact piece)
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-124
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-124