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Necklace

early 20th century, before 1930

Brass, fiber, and glass beads

12 × 8 1/2 × 3/4 in. (30.48 × 21.59 × 1.91 cm)
Bequest of William Siegmann
2016.119.43
Dan women wore necklaces made with imported blue and white glass beads and cast brass ornaments. Brass jewelry served both as a treasured asset and a form of currency.
Geography: 
Liberia
Culture: 
Dan
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Possibly bought by Siegmann in Liberia before 1986
Bequest of William Siegmann to Yale University Art Gallery, 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.