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Necklace with Anthropomorphite Pendant

late 19th–early 20th century

Silver and ebony beads

9 1/2 × 1/2 × 1/8 in. (24.1 × 1.3 × 0.3 cm)
Gift of Deborah Volberg Pagnotta and Dr. Rachel Volberg in honor of Professor Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973, our tough, brilliant mother
2019.110.77
Geography: 
Country Chinguit, Mauritania
Country Ouadan, Mauritania
Culture: 
Islamic
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Collected by Labelle Prussin, Pomona, NY, 2004 in Chinguit, Mauritania; Deborah Volberg Pagnotta, Yorktown Heights, NY and Dr. Rachel Volberg, Northampton, MA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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