Ring (tisek) - 2012.90.99_1

2012.90.99_1

Ring (tisek)

Maker: Unidentified Fulani or Tuareg artist
Medium:Silver (mixed metal)
Geography: Mopti, Mali
Date: late 20th century
Dimensions:
1 x 3 cm
Object number: 2012.90.99
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA large smooth ring made from a single piece of silver which is thicker at the top and thinner at the bottom. A series of four dots are inscribed in the centre on both sides of the ring. 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.
Collection:
Global Africa
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