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  • Amhara or Tigray peoples
  • anklet, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Danakil Desert, Ethiopia
  • brass, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 x 10 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2998

The horseshoe shaped cuff has a triangular cross-section and the ends are flattened and rolled. The cuff is decorated with sets of parallel lines, the area between each set decorated with short tick marks and circles. The sets of parallel lines are oriented in different directions. The rolls are decorated with long vertical lines and short diagonal lines between.