Pendant (chatchat) - 2012.62.69.4_1_3K


Pendant (chatchat)

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 20th century
2.2 x 1.6 cm, 0.4 cm
Object number: 2012.62.69.4
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view

Triangular stone pendant engraved with white geometric designs. This type of pendant is called a chatchat and some scholars believe it represents a little doll. Pendants such as this could be worn singularly around the neck or used to compose chatchat necklaces, which usually include several such pendants.

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