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Cast Ornament

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Dogon
MEDIUM Copper alloy
  • Place Made: Mali
  • DATES 19th century or earlier
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/2 x 7/8 x diam: 3/8 in. (9.0 x 2.2 x diam: 1.0 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1994.183.7
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Drs. Noble and Jean Endicott
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Lost wax cast ornament. Long, thin, cylindrical, hollow tube, round opening at one end, narrowing to point at other end. Round loop extends from top and gently curving hook-like form extends from upper front. Cast ornamentation, consisting of three sets of double lines flanking two wavy lines, extend from top to bottom front. Similar ornamentation encircles round opening and at other end near loop. Reverse unornamented.Condition: very good. Soil in recesses.
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