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Pendant
Date: Late 20th century
Medium: Copper alloy
Dimensions: H x W x D: 3 5/8 x 3 x 1 in.
Credit Line: Bequest of Eliot Elisofon
Geography: Côte d'Ivoire
Object Number: 73-7-157
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Adornment
Object is not currently on exhibit

Lagoon region smiths made onaments both for local use and for trade with neighboring peoples such as the Baule.

Cast copper alloy pendant with latice openwork on cheeks, overall thread texture, tri-lobe hairstyleside, open almond mouth, coffee bean eyes and top suspension .loops.

Eliot Elisofon, New York, -- to 1973


Africa ReViewed: The Photographic Legacy of Eliot Elisofon, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 21, 2013-December 14, 2014


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