Bronze hanging ornaments: kemans. Kemans are ornamental penchants thought to have originated in floral wreaths brought as votive offerings. The piece is oblong with ornamentation engraved except for three cut-out medallions in the center. Six pendant ornamentation strips of four similar symbols, fastened together with colored beads strung on wires. Twenty-five additional hanging pieces on pendant and eight on sides. Ring handles.
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
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