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Pende Brass Hatpin with Bell Congo African

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Brand Unbranded
Type of Object hatpin ornament, hairpin
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
People Pende
Materials Brass, copper alloy
Approximate Age Unknown 20th century
Height (in) 8 inches
Width (in) 0.5 inches
Depth (in) 14
Dimensions Height: 5.25-7 Inches
Width: 2.5-4 Inches
Overall Condition Good. The bells do not have clappers and do not make noise.
Damage/Repair Minor tarnishing

Pictures is an example, yours will be very similar.

These pins are said to be worn by the Pende to hold on ceremonial hats.

See similar examples in:

Marc Ginzberg. 2000. African Forms, p.228