Necklace with pendant - 2012.90.75_1


Necklace with pendant

Maker: Hassan Saidi, Tuareg
Medium:Agate stone beads, silver
Geography: Niamey, Niger
Date: 2001
25 x 6.5 cm, 0.5 cm
Object number: 2012.90.75
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA beaded necklace and large silver pendant. Black agate beads are strung together to form the necklace. On either side of the pendant are two tubular silver beads and three faceted silver beads interspersed between the black agate beads. The large silver pendant is composed of two large silver articulated panels. Set into the bottom silver panel is a large oval black agate stone. Both panels are densely decorated with engraved geometric designs. On the back of each panel is an inscription in tifinar. A single necklace is worn by women on a daily basis, while on ceremonial occasions, they would wear multiple necklaces.
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