RingArtist(s)Object Creation Datecirca 1925-1940Medium & Supportbrass Dimensions
1 5/8 in x 1 in x 3/8 in (4.13 cm x 2.54 cm x 0.95 cm)Credit LineGift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford GoldenSubject matter
This brass ring may have been created by the Dogon peoples of Mali. While it is called a ring, this object also could have been worn as a pendant. The two conical forms on the ring are thought to represent antelope (walu
) horns, as seen on Dogon masks, or the granaries constructed in many Dogon villages.
Cutsem, Anne van. 2000. A World of Rings: Africa, Asia, America.
Lamp, Frederick J., A.M. Maples and L.M. Smalligan. 2012. Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery.
New Haven: Yale University Press.Physical Description
Ring with two conical projections, decorated with concentric horizontal grooves and a large loop.Primary Object Classification Jewelry Primary Object TyperingCollection AreaAfricanRights
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