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Catalog Data

Medium:
Gilt metal (gold wash)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3.2 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm (1 1/4 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Senegal
Date:
1950s-1970s
Description:
Gilt metal (gold wash) ring of a central domed circular design compsed of alternating concentric circles of plain wire bands and rosettes nested in circles of wire. The ring has a flattened metal back and is attached to a band of several rows of twisted and untwisted wire. The ring may have copper in it and may use a granulation technique.
Provenance:
Marian Johnson, purchased in Dakar, Senegal, 1963-late 20th century to 2012
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
floral  Search this
flower  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-130
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-130