Necklace with pendant (taperkit) - 2012.90.108_1

2012.90.108_1

Necklace with pendant (taperkit)

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Silver beads, glass beads
Geography: North Africa
Date: late 20th century
Dimensions:
49 x 5.5 x 1 cm
Object number: 2012.90.108
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA heavy silver necklace and pendant. The necklace is made from silver, faceted tubular beads which are interspersed with black glass beads. It has a large, heavy, diamond-shaped silver pendant with one step on the front and back of the pendant. Geometric engraved designs decorate the front of the pendant. The back is undecorated, but there is an inscription in tifinar. Two strands of beads are attached to the bottom of the pendant, each with one large silver tubular bead, four black glass beads and two small silver faceted beads. A single necklace is worn by women on a daily basis, while on ceremonial occasions, they would wear multiple necklaces.
Collection:
Global Africa
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