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Armlet, D25.1492

Physical Description

Heavy brass 'bracelet' of a smooth brass (solid?) rod bent into a roughly circular shape. Either end is finished with a 'heavy' wire wrapping of brass. The ends appear to be joined by a section of plant material, i.e. a wooden stick. The brass appears to be burnished by wear. General appearance is of a rather heavy brass, with a slight patina of use and in good condition.

Research Notes

Consistent with original notes referring to as "Ashanti".

Notes indicate "Kumasi", which is a large town in the heart of Ashanti culture of Ghana, West Africa.

Brass and plant (wood /'stick') Likely armlet, possibly leglet. Jewellery (female/male?).

Heavy brass 'bracelet' of a smooth brass (solid?) rod bent into a roughly circular shape. Either end is finished with a 'heavy' wire wrapping of brass. The ends appear to be joined by a section of plant material, i.e. a wooden stick. The brass appears to be burnished by wear. General appearance is of a rather heavy brass, with a slight patina of use and in good condition.

Diameter at widest part of bracelet (outside to outside) = approx. 115mm. 'Average' diam. of brass rod = approx. 8mm. —Joel A Vanderburg

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 14 x 112 x 112mm

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