Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Africa
  • bracelet, late 1800s–1975
  • metal, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3387

The hinged brass-colored bracelet is currently in two pieces. It is hollow, with a mostly round cross section. It has a raised, diamond-like point at the hinge and four small spike-like projections on each piece of the bracelet. It is decorated with incised leaf-like designs. The diamond-like point is edged with a thick band of diagonal incised lines, which join into vertical bands in a recess on either side of the projection.