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Yoruba Brass Armlet Nigeria African

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Title Yoruba Brass Armlet Big Nigeria African
Type of Object Armlet
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Yoruba or Edo
Materials Brass, copper alloy
Approximate Age 20th century or earlier
Dimensions 5 inches exterior diam. x 1.5 inches H.; interior diameter is 6 inches
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair some oxidation, metal worn and tarnished


Additional Information:  A big brass armlet probably from the Yoruba or Edo people of Nigeria .

Bracelets , armlets or anklets made from bronze (or brass) are some of the earliest and most basic of jewelry found in sub-Saharan Africa. This is a rare big bracelet with finial designs worked into the surface.   It is difficult to date bracelets such as this in that they are found in many regions and through time.This one seems old and shows signs of long use.


To see other examples of Ethnic jewelry from around the world please see A WORLD OF NECKLACES (Leurquin), AFRICA ADORNED (Fisher), JEWELS FROM ELSEWHERE (Maggi,Melesi, Pensotti) and ETHNIC JEWELRY (van der Star Collection) and THE SPLENDOR of ETHNIC JEWELRY (Borel).