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4 west African polished brass rings 01.05.1420

Originally used as hair ornaments that would represent wealth, or worn braided onto a leather thong as a currency belt, and used as currency in tribal trade. Some have a  "snake skin" cross-hatch pattern. Some of the rings of items 1417 -1419  have been polished to be worn as beautiful fingerrings.

  • Ref.:01.05.1420
  • Size:Interior diameter 17 - 19 mm
  • Weight:47 gr

Category

  • West African Finger Rings 01.05indépendant brass elements 13.02West-, Central- & North Africa 29.01
  • JEWELRY FROM SUB SAHARIAN & NORTH AFRICA 01Elements for jewellery design 13REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • West and Central Africa
  • Sahelian region (Mali, Niger Burkina-Faso)
  • Not specified

Material

  • Metal

Quality

  • Collectible (fine or rare example of an object)Elements for individual jewelry designCleaned and/or polishedJewelry ready and easy to wear

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