Chief's regalia (penannular armlet)

chief's regalia (penannular armlet)
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chief's regalia (penannular armlet)
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This armlet has a central wavy line motif between a braided or herringbone decoration. Three integrally cast seated figures feature round the outside. Two display arms held vertically and palms forward, while one figure appears to have one hand over an ear.

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: Armlet
Type category: Costume and jewellery
Material: Copper
Width: 90 mm
Height: 39 mm
Depth: 98 mm
Style/Period: Helen Coleman
Date range: 1500-1899 CE
Discovery site: Helen Coleman
Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Dogon
Record data
Artworld id: 10889
Current accession number: UEA 927h
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