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- Tukulor artist
- Label Text
- Bracelets were essential to a woman’s collection, and a simple version was often a Wolof woman’s first acquisition. Like necklaces and earrings, bracelets come in a wide variety of inventive styles, from the braided and twisted designs, which required the female client’s presence to designate the tightness of the twist, to delicate, European-inspired flowers, to Islamic-inspired half-moon bracelets.
- Gold-plated silver alloy C-form bracelet composed of five hexagons, three of which have a central star cutout, all of which have applied rows of twisted wire and twisted wire circles. The hexagons are bisected by oval or almond-shaped elements with twisted wire S shapes applied at the center.
- Marian Johnson, purchased in Dakar, Senegal, 1963-late 20th century to 2012
- Exhibition History
- Good As Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 24, 2018-February 2, 2020; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, September 16, 2020-January 3, 2021
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- Credit Line
- Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
- Mid-20th century
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- Gold-plated silver alloy
- H x W x D: 6.6 x 7.4 x 1.2 cm (2 5/8 x 2 15/16 x 1/2 in.)
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