Necklace with pendant (Cross of Air) - 2012.90.89_1


Necklace with pendant (Cross of Air)

Maker: Saidi Oumba, Tuareg
Medium:Silver, silver beads, glass beads
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 2004
32 x 4.2 cm, 0.5 cm
Object number: 2012.90.89
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust
Not on view
DescriptionA beaded necklace with a large silver cross pendant. On either side of the silver cross pendant are three silver tubular beads and four silver faceted beads interspersed between black glass beads. The pendant is the cross of Air made from three pieces of silver and with geometric engraving on the front and simpler linear engraving on the back. A single necklace is worn by women on a daily basis, while on ceremonial occasions, they would wear multiple necklaces.
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