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A silver cuff bracelet that has a pin lock to keep it closed.  The bracelet is decorated with silver beads.
African
Silver Cuff Bracelet
silver
1 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 7/16 in (3.2 cm x 8 cm x 8.7 cm);1 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 3 7/16 in (3.2 cm x 8 cm x 8.7 cm)
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
Multiple pieces of straw jewelry. Some have strands of bright blue beads with them and others are on brown string.
African
Straw Jewelry (six strings and four pieces)
straw, string

Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
a bracelet consisting of horizontal orange beads and metal squares.  The metal squares are painted with a blue and green design.
African
Bracelet with Orange Beads and Metal Squares
beads, metal, string
13 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 in (33 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.3 cm);13 in x 1 3/4 in x 1/2 in (33 cm x 4.5 cm x 1.3 cm)
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford
A silver cuff bracelet with braided carvings and green and yellow decorations.  A chain is attached to one side to keep it closed.

Silver Cuff Bracelet with Green and Yellow Decoration
silver
2 1/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in (5.3 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm);2 1/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in (5.3 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm)
Gift of Denise Miner Stanford

Bracelet
cast brass, lost wax method
3 1/4 in (8.3 cm)
Gift of Pat Edgecomb
Pendant in the form of a human figure in a circular shape.
Dogon
Pendant
brass
1 1/16 in x 1 1/4 in x 1 in (2.7 cm x 3.18 cm x 2.54 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Pendant in the form of a pregnant woman holding her stomach. 
Dogon
Pendant
brass
1 5/8 in x 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in (4.13 cm x 1.27 cm x 3.18 cm)
Gift of Dr. Allen F. Roberts in memory of Sidney H. Roberts
Ethiopian
Bracelet
brass
11/16 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 13/16 in (1.7 cm x 7.9 cm x 7.2 cm)
Gift of W. Douglas Roberts
Ring with two conical projections, decorated with concentric horizontal grooves and a large loop.

Ring
brass
1 5/8 in x 1 in x 3/8 in (4.13 cm x 2.54 cm x 0.95 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Milford Golden
Kuba
Necklace
glass beads, shells, cloth, natural fibers and pigment
12 3/16 in (31 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Akan
Bracelet
brass
1 1/8 in x 3 in x 2 3/8 in (2.9 cm x 7.6 cm x 6 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
Metal brooch in the shape of a fan with incised and inlaid decor, including floral designs.  "Bodai no tame" is inscribed along with the artist's signature, Taniguchi Haruki, and indecipherable characters.
Taniguchi Haruki
Fan shaped obidome (obi brooch), inscribed bodai no tame
metal with incised and inlaid decor
1 7/16 in x 13/16 in x 1/4 in (3.7 cm x 2 cm x 0.7 cm)
Gift of Howard and Patricia Yamaguchi

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52 Collection Object Sources

Bracelet (1987/2.62)
Pendant (1983/2.159)
Pendant (1983/2.143)
Bracelet (1985/2.39)
Ring (1986/2.148)
Necklace (1984/2.25)
Bracelet (1997/1.335)
Necklace (1995/1.60)
Bracelet (1985/2.37)
Necklace (1995/1.59)
Bracelet (1979/2.25)
Bracelet (1979/2.27)
Bracelet (1979/2.50)
Hei Tiki pendant (1986/2.101)
Dragon pendant (1960/2.113)
Ring (Huan) (1960/2.94)
Boat Wake (2004/2.131.4)
La Ventanita (2011/2.103)
12 August (1965/2.38)
Morning Orison (1979/2.94)
Mensch (1981/2.179)
Untitled (1981/2.188)
Landscape (1983/1.184)
Lifting (1999/2.6)
Juicy Jungle (2004/2.112)
Jade Pea God (2004/2.113)
Untitled (1971/1.206)

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