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anklet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As2002,04.8

  • Description

    One of a pair of broad flat silver anklets made up of a series of interlinked vertical pieces decorated with diamond-shaped motifs. The two rectangular end plaques on each anklet are decorated with framed borders of beaded wire and stamped circles. Each anklet fastens together with a pin, this one is attached to a chain.

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  • Date

    • 1947-1962
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 16.5 centimetres
    • Width: 4.5 centimetres
    • Weight: 68 grammes
  • Curator's comments

    Acquired while the donor was in residence in the Aden Protectorate in 1947-1962; donor states probably Aulak tribe.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2002

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    As2002,04.8

Bracelet; made of silver-coloured metal; solid piece of metal at either end, accented with circles; alternating band of links of silver and band of diamonds for bracelet; one loop at one end, two loops at other end; metal peg attached to chain attached to one end which fits through three loops to hold bracelet closed.

Bracelet; made of silver-coloured metal; solid piece of metal at either end, accented with circles; alternating band of links of silver and band of diamonds for bracelet; one loop at one end, two loops at other end; metal peg attached to chain attached to one end which fits through three loops to hold bracelet closed.

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