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4 Yoruba Pendants Brass Bells Nigerian African

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Title 4 Yoruba Pendants Brass Bells Nigerian African
Materials Brass/Copper (unknown metal content)
Made In Africa
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age 20th century
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Casting flaws, tarnishing
People Yoruba
Pendant Size .75 x 1.5-1.75 inches long. See picture with penny for size comparison (US penny is 19 mm diameter).

Additional Information:  A brass bell ring-shaped beads/pendants which have been worn, weathered, and beaten down by age.  They  were cast using the lost wax technique. Brass bells of this shape with such designs were found among the Yoruba  people  from Nigeria and among the Akan people of  Ghana and Ivory Coast.These beads are incorporated in a necklace as individual brass beads. They can also be worn as pendants. 

See a necklace with similar ring-shaped bell beads in our comprehensive guide to African-made beads, African Beads: Jewels of a Continent, p. 109