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Earrings (tizabaten) - 2012.90.38.1-2_2

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2012.90.38.1-2_2

Earrings (tizabaten)

Maker: Saidi Oumba, Tuareg
Medium:Silver
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 1980
Dimensions:
0.7 x 4.2 cm
Object number: 2012.90.38.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
Description

Large, thin, circular hoop earrings modelled after the larger tizabaten, worn by Tuareg women. One end of each hoop is finished with a knob comprised of four diamond shaped planes. These types of earrings would have been produced for the Western market.



Collection:
Global Africa
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