Ring (tisek) - 2012.90.2_1

2012.90.2_1

Ring (tisek)

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Silver, brass
Geography: Algeria
Date: 1980s
Dimensions:
0.5 x 3 cm
Object number: 2012.90.2
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA silver ring with 17 protrusions, 7 of which have brass inlays of alternating shades. The bottom of the ring is flat and is engraved with linear decorations. Rings such as this could be worn by both men and women. The complexity and weight of the ring would identify the wearer as a person of wealth.
Such rings are made by Tuareg inadan, who forge them and decorate them with different metal inlays. Once forged, the jewelry is polished with water, soap and lemon juice.
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