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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: 6.5 x 10 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3000

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