Necklace

images for Necklace
Asymmetrical gold (probably gold plated) necklace with 3-piece hinged pendant of applied stylized bird in various openwork and geometric designs, as well as impressed texturization. Five disks with impressed design of sunburst dangle from the central element of the pendant. The pendant hangs on a twisted chain with modern springring clasp. The necklace is probably manufactured and possibly of non-African origin (possibly Mecca).
Provenance
Marian Johnson, purchased in Dakar, Senegal, 1963-late 20th century to 2012
Topic
bird
Adornment
Female use
geometric motif
National Museum of African Art
Wolof artist
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Marian Ashby Johnson
Medium
Gold
Dimensions
Pendant: 5.9 x 6.6 x 0.2 cm (2 5/16 x 2 5/8 x 1/16 in.) L: 49 cm (19 5/16 in.)
See more items in
National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Senegal
Late 20th century
Type
Costume Accessory
Object number
2012-18-36