Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Gurma peoples
  • bracelet, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • metal, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3389

The thick bracelet has a triangular cross-section. It is incised with semicircles (which are mirrored on the other side of the center ridge), and wavy lines. Some areas are filled with cross hatching. There are small circles with a dot in the center stamped in the negative space between incised designs.