Ring

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Object Name
“BAGUE DE COURONNE” (crown ring)
courone
Description
Gold (may be copper and colored gold) ring composed of a band that curves into a larger pointed central section with a central dome, a braided edge and a granulated surface. The dome has concentric circles of twisted wire and granulation. The sides have a teardrop shape design of negative space and the edges are decorated with globules set in circles of wire. The inside is plain, hammered flat sheet metal.
Provenance
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-September 29, 2019
African Mosaic: Selections from the Permanent Collection, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 19, 2013-ongoing (installed June 12, 2015-August 1, 2017)
Published References
Maples, Amanda, Ashby Johnson, Marian, and Dumouchelle, Kevin D., 2018, Good As Gold, Washington, D.C.: NMAfA, Smithsonian, p. 30, 87, illustrated p. 31
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition
Good as Gold
oAfrican Mosaic: Selections from the Permanent Collection
On View
NMAfA, South Gallery (1141)
Object number
2012-18-132
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Wolof artist
Topic
Adornment
Female use
Geography
Senegal
Medium
Gold-plated silver alloy
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.8 x 2.4 x 2.8 cm (1 1/16 x 15/16 x 1 1/16 in.)
National Museum of African Art
Type
Costume Accessory