Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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very large cuff bracelet
  • Banna peoples
  • very large cuff bracelet, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria or Cameroon?
  • brass?
  • Object Length/Diameter: 18 x 10.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 7 1/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2994

The very wide cuff bracelet flares slightly at one end and more prominently at the other. The edges near the longitudinal opening are decorated with rows of braided looking metal and two rows of small spirals. There is a single row of spirals at the round openings. The space between the single row of spirals is decorated with horizontal grooves.