Necklace with pendant (Cross of In Gall) - 2012.90.39_4


Necklace with pendant (Cross of In Gall)

Maker: Saidi Oumba, Tuareg
Medium:Beads, silver, agate
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 1997
26.5 cm, 0.2 cm, 0.3 cm
Object number: 2012.90.39
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA cross of In Gall pendant on a necklace of black glass beads and silver tubular beads. The pendant is made from a silver ring and silver rectangular component which holds a triangular-shaped piece of red agate. There are two scroll-shaped decorations on either side of the cross and the top of the silver rectangular portion is decorated with geometric engravings. The pendant is strung onto a necklace of black glass beads with four evenly spaced silver tubular beads. A single necklace is worn by women on a daily basis, while on ceremonial occasions, they would wear multiple necklaces.
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