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twisted anklet
  • unknown Yoruba maker
  • twisted anklet, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • brass
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3004

The large diameter anklet was created from multiple strands (possibly a single strand folded over itself) twisted together and then formed into a circle. There is one knot-like decorative element on the anklet, opposite the crossed ends of the twisted strands.