Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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hinged bracelet
  • Tuareg peoples
  • hinged bracelet, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • metal, stamping, engraving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 2.5 x 8 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 1 x 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3396

The silvertone metal bracelet is hinged in the middle. The ends are flat where they meet, but do not clasp. There are small circles stamped at the hinge. Either side of the hinge shows the same decoration consisting of a band of diagonal lines with very small semicircles on either side, a cluster of three small circles, and a band of very small "x" shapes. The raised band near the end is decorated with diagonal lines. There are holes through the bracelet near each end. The ends flare before flattening.