Bracelets

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
Laayoune, Western Sahara
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. [See also 2009.576.1-2 and 2009.577.1-2].

On View

Arts of Africa, Gallery 137

Artist

Tekna

Title

Bracelets

Origin

Western Sahara

Date

1900–1950

Medium

Silver and copper alloy

Dimensions

3 × 10 cm (1 3/16 × 3 15/16 in.); 2.5 × 9 cm (1 × 3 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Alsdorf Foundation - James and Marilynn Alsdorf Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

2009.578.1-2

Extended information about this artwork

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