Ring

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Object Name
“BAGUE DE COURONNE” (crown ring)
courone
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
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)
Topic
Adornment
Female use
National Museum of African Art
Wolof artist
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
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.)
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Geography
Senegal
Type
Costume Accessory
Object number
2012-18-132