Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Benin
  • bracelet, late 1800s–1993
  • Where object was made: Benin
  • brass, incising, stamping
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3.5 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/8 x 4 3/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3394

The very large bracelet has alternating blocks of decoration which are separated by vertical stripes of diagonal lines and dots. Block 1 consists of diagonal stripes of zigzag and crosshatching. Block 2 consists of long narrow recessed ovals separated with horizontal stripes of short diagonal lines. One block has an "X," at the closure, with diagonal lines in the negative space to either side of the "X."