Equatorial Africa, Gabon, Fang, 20th century
Brass, . Gift of Katherine C. White 1976.177
Bracelets and anklets in various media are popular forms of jewelry among many African peoples. Their beauty and refinement communicate social position and good taste. This bracelet is an elegant flared form with precisely-rendered designs incised into the surface. It is found widely in Gabon and Cameroon among various peoples.
CMA 1968: "African Tribal Images: The Katherine White Reswick Collection," cat. no. 211, repr.CMA 1977: "Year in Review 1976," CMA Bulletin LXIV (Feb., 1977), p. 73, no. 20
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