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Bracelet
Date: Early-mid 20th century
Medium: Ivory
Dimensions: H x W x D: 4.0 x 11.5 x 10.6 cm (1 9/16 x 4 1/2 x 4 3/16 in.)
Credit Line: Bequest of Eliot Elisofon
Geography: Côte d'Ivoire
Object Number: 73-7-486
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Adornment
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Object is not currently on exhibit

Plain ivory bracelets are found among a number of African peoples. They are invariably prized as emblems of status and wealth. While the donor identified this bracelet as Guro, it could just as easily come from the nearby Baule peoples.

Ivory cylindrical bracelet with rounded profile and overall dark orange-brown color; darker on inside and in spots.

Eliot Elisofon, New York, -- to 1973


Park, Edwards. 1983. Treasures of the Smithsonian. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, p. 387.


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