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Earrings (tizabaten) - 2012.90.38.1-2_2

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Earrings (tizabaten)

Maker: Saidi Oumba, Tuareg
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 1980
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
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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.

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