Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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cuff bracelet
  • unknown Baule maker
  • cuff bracelet, late 1800s–mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Côte d'Ivoire
  • brass, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2997

The cuff bracelet flares at the middle, with a rounded profile. One edge is decorated with short diagonal lines, giving a wrapped appearange. The main panel is decorated with triangles oriented toward a pair of parallel incised lines at the widest point. The triangles are filled with lines that mimic the triangular shape. The central triangles are short and wide, points together on either side of the line. The remaining paired triangles are not as short or fat, and fill more vertical space on the panel.