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Necklace, D65.1056

Physical Description

Cluster of white glass beads (over 200) strung on braided cotton(?) string interspersed with smaller clear green glass beads. Beads are likely locally made. Clustering of beads with long string loop suggests some use other than body adornment. Beads are strung on individual strands of the cotton(?) string. The strands as they ascend away from the beads are then braided in to a single long strand which has been looped and tied at the end.

Research Notes

Storage box says "Sierra Leone"

Glass & cotton string.

Cluster of white glass beads (over 200) strung on braided cotton(?)string interspersed with smaller clear green glass beads. Beads are likely locally made. Clustering of beads with long string loop suggests some use other than body adornment. Beads are strung on individual strands of the cotton(?) string. The strands as they ascend away from the beads are then braided in to a single long strand which has been looped and tied at the end.

Length of total strand of beads and string = 425mm. Beaded strands are approx. 90mm in length. String above beads = 335mm length with loop portion being approx. 90mm length. —Joel A Vanderburg

Provenance

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 450 x 90 x 10mm

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