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Four Bracelets

Simply formed earthenware goblet with marble-like pink luster decoration with white swirls.
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  • Simply formed earthenware goblet with marble-like pink luster decoration with white swirls.
  • Lead-glazed earthenware flower pot colored pink and blue with floral decoration and luster rim.
  • Earthenware salt or pepper shaker decorated with pink luster with white swirls. Urn-shaped form has a skirted base and perforated cupola toped with a white circular element.
  • Earthenware covered jar with luster white decoration of foliage on a silver background.

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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Igbo

Title

Four Bracelets

Origin

Nigeria

Date

1801–1899

Medium

Ivory

Dimensions

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

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Faletti, the Faletti Family Collection

Reference Number

2006.118.1-4

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