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Pende Brass Hatpin with Bell Congo African

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115402
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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.

Additional Information: 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