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Pendant made of silver. Made of a trapezoidal silver sheet shaped by cutting and hammering. The main decoration of the piece consists in geometrical figures made in the technique of open work. All the available surface is decorated with geometrical figures made by chiselling, and with dots made by punching. The decoration comprises also silver pellets fixed by heating, spread over the surface, one bigger in the centre, surrounded by smaller ones. The piece had been polished.
On each side at the bottom of the piece are small holes made in the open work technique. In each of these holes is inserted a ring made of a folded silver wire. These rings serve as links holding small loose silver plaques hanging on the pendant, shaped by cutting them in the form of triangles with rounded corners.
At the top the piece is fitted with small ring fixed by heating. Into this ring is inserted a bigger ring made of a folded narrow silver strip, and meant to hold a chain.
- Production date
- 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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