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19th century

Silver alloy

Overall: 1 15/16 × 3 3/4 × 2 5/16 in. (5 × 9.6 × 5.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Arnold and Joanne Syrop



Place Made: Benin, Western Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

SART 65, Architecture I, Zenovia Toloudi, Spring 2015

Exhibition History

Focus on the Body: West African Body Ornaments of Brass, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 10-September 19, 1999.

Works from the Continent of Africa, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-March 15, 2020.


Joanne and Arnold Syrop, New York; given to present collection, 1998.

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