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Fulani Brass Bell Pendant Nigeria Africa

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Other Names Bells
Materials Brass (unknown metal content)
Made In Nigeria
Traded In Africa
Approximate Age Mid 20th Century
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Tarnishing, dents, oxidation; see pictures for details.
People Hausa
Object Size --
Necklace Length --
Pendant Size 3.5 x 1.25 inches. See picture with penny for size comparison.
Strand Length --
Brand Unbranded
Style Statement
Type Pendant

Picture is an example. Yours will be similar!

Additional Information: Brass bells 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