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Bracelet made of silver. Made of a chain of nine silver beads in the form of shells shaped by cutting and hammering. Eight shells are fitted each, on one side with a small ring, and on the other side with a folded pin, all fixed to the back of the shell by heating, and serving as links with two other shells. The ninth shell at one end of the chain is instead fitted with a small ring on one side, and on the other side with a hook serving as a lock. The shells had been finished by polishing.
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- Curator's comments
- The piece is part of set comprising a necklace (reg. number Af2006,23.63) and ear-rings (reg. number Af2006,23.65-a and b). It is a modern composition made by the jeweller Abdoulaye Bomou according to a design quite popular in modern urban jewellery in Mali.
- 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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