Armlet

Photo Credit: Franko Khoury, National Museum of African Art
April 5, 2010
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Photo Credit: Franko Khoury, National Museum of African Art

Yoruba peoples, Owo, Nigeria
16th century
Ivory
H x W x D: 14.5 x 10.5 x 10.5cm (5 11/16 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8in.)
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company

The artist's technical virtuosity is evident in this extraordinary single armlet. Carved from one piece of ivory, the armlet consists of finely pierced panels overlaid with a three-dimensional outer layer of people and animals. Even the rattles are not attached.

Walt Disney-Tishman Collection Donation - Sept. 29, 2005