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Pair of Bracelets

Pair of Bracelets

c. 1920s

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Brass

Gift of Katherine C. White 1976.177

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry
Medium: 
Brass

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