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pair of earrings
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • pair of earrings, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • brass?, incising
  • Object Diameter: 1.7 cm each
    Object Diameter: 11/16 in each
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.083.a,b

Pair of small metal rings made from brass or another copper alloy. Each is made from a single, thin piece of metal that is curved into a circular shape. The ends are tapered to points and there is a slight gap between the points. The entire ring, except for the tapered ends, is covered in concentric, very thin, incised lines. On part a) the inside edge of the ring is smooth. On part b) the incised lines cover the inside edge.