Four Bracelets

A work made of ivory.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of ivory.

Date:

Probably 19th century

Artist:

Igbo
Nigeria
Coastal West Africa

About this artwork

Nigerians have worn ivory jewelry for generations. Ivory was a favored medium for jewelry for both its ease of carving and its supple feel against the skin. These bracelets have turned a warm, honey color through the interaction of the ivory with oils on the skin.
—Permanent Collection Object Description

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Arts of Africa

Artist

Igbo

Title

Four Bracelets

Origin

Nigeria

Date

1801–1899

Medium

Ivory

Dimensions

8.3 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm (3 1/4 x 5 x 4 in.); 8.3 x 10.8 x 9.5 cm (3 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.); 7.9 x 10.8 x 8.3 cm (3 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.); 7.6 x 8.9 x 7 cm (3 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Faletti, the Faletti Family Collection

Reference Number

2006.118.1-4

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