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Anklets

A work made of silver and copper alloy.

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  • A work made of silver and copper alloy.

Date:

Early 20th century

Artist:

Tekna
Guelmim, Morocco
Northern Africa and the Sahel

About this artwork

The Hassaniya (also called Moors or Arabs) are descendants of 16th-century Arab immigrants who intermarried with the indigenous Imazighen (Berbers). Hassaniya jewelry makes a dramatic visual statement that stands in stark contrast to the region’s arid environment. Bracelets and anklets are cast in bold forms. Those from Guelmim, Morocco, have deeply etched geometric patterns and are adorned with raised beads or projecting studs.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Tekna

Title

Anklets

Place

Morocco (Object made in)

Date

1900–1940

Medium

Silver and copper alloy

Dimensions

5.5 × 6 × 3 cm (2 1/8 × 2 3/8 × 1 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

Alsdorf Foundation - James and Marilynn Alsdorf Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2009.577.1-2

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