Pendant (chatchat) - 2012.62.69.3_1_3K

2012.62.69.3_1_3K

Pendant (chatchat)

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Stone
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 20th century
Dimensions:
2.1 x 1.7 cm, 0.5 cm
Object number: 2012.62.69.3
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
Description

Triangular stone pendant engraved with white geometric designs. This type of pendant is called a chatchat and some scholars believe it represents a little doll. Pendants such as this could be worn singularly around the neck or used to compose chatchat necklaces, which usually include several such pendants.

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