Chief's regalia (disc pendant)

chief's regalia (disc pendant)
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chief's regalia (disc pendant)
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chief's regalia (disc pendant)
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This disc has a suspension loop at the top and a sunray-like decoration round the perimeter. The central design is of two coils either side of a vertical braided spine, ending in twin arched branches.

Chief's regalia. West Africa, Mali: Dogon. 16th-19th century. Brass or copper alloys. max. l. 74 cm. Acquired 1986. UEA 927 a-j
Object details
Type of object: Pendant
Type category: Costume and jewellery
Material: Copper
Width: 62 mm
Height: 65 mm
Depth: 7 mm
Style/Period: Helen Coleman
Date range: 1500-1899 CE
Discovery site: Helen Coleman
Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Dogon
Record data
Artworld id: 10890
Current accession number: UEA 927d
Former accession number: -
Credit line: Chief's regalia. West africa, Mali: Dogon. 16th-19th century. Brass or copper alloys. Max h. 1.74cm. Acquired 1986. UEA 927a-j
Recorded by: PC
Record date: Sat, 5th Jan 2002
Copyright: Copyright© by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, 2002. All Rights reserved