- Museum number
Bracelet made of silver. The piece has the shape of an oval ring made of two parts: the base forming a container and an oval lid. The base is made of an elliptical silver sheet cut and folded by hammering to form a ring. On top of that base two additional silver sheets have been assembled and welded to the base and together, to form an oval container. The ends of the bracelet are finished with welded small silver sheets.
The container is covered with a detachable oval lid made of a semi-ovoidal silver sheet shaped by hammering and heating. Underneath it is a narrow silver strip, running all along of the lid, welded at the ends and fixed to the the inside periphery of the lid by heating. The external periphery of the lid is outlined by a twisted silver wire running allong, and fixed by heating. The work had been polished to make it shining.
- Production date
Weight: 76 grammes
- Curator's comments
- The design of this bracelet is inspired from an old design of finger-ring. This modern composition was created by the jeweller Abdoulaye Bomou.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 2006 (24 November)
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased during a fieldwork and collecting trip to Mali by Dr Claude Ardouin (Dept of AOA) from 10-25 November 2006. Purchased from funds provided by Townley Group.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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