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Medium:
Silver, stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 3 x 2.7 x 3 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 3/16 in.)
Type:
Costume Accessory
Geography:
Senegal
Description:
Oval ring in silver with central, possibly carnelian, stone surrounded by small rosettes. The stone is held in place by four sets of 2 V shaped prongs that lie over the top of the stone. The underside is flattened metal and a plain silver band is soldered at the center.
Provenance:
Marian Johnson, purchased in Dakar, Senegal, 1963-late 20th century to 2012
Topic:
Adornment  Search this
Female use  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Object number:
2012-18-135
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_2012-18-135