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, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 5.5 x 10 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 2 1/8 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3397

The silvertone metal bracelet has a hinge in the center. The ends are flared and flattened, but do not clasp. The bands of decoration consist of two bands of crosshatching with very small semicircle edging near the hinge, bands of very small "x" shapes with small ovals and semicircles on the edge, and two bands of zigzags with small circles in the negative space of the zigzag.