Necklace

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Description
Gold (probably alloy) necklace with heart shaped pendant on a chain of handmade spherical beads with applied circles of twisted and non-twisted wire and granules for decoration. The heart is decorated similarly with open circles of wire with globules applied in the center of the circles. The beads are connected by three small rings between each bead. Hook-and-eye closure.
Provenance
Marian Johnson, purchased in Dakar, Senegal, 1963-late 20th century to 2012
Topic
Adornment
Female use
heart
National Museum of African Art
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
Pendant: 4 x 3.1 x 1 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/4 x 3/8 in.) Chain: 58.7 cm (23 1/8 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Senegal
Mid-20th century
Type
Costume Accessory
Object number
2012-18-26