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Talisman

Prayer Beads

Rosary

Object Number:29-236-27
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Algeria
Culture Area: North Africa
Date Made: 1860-1899
Early Date: 1860
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Coral
Silver
String
Length: 90 cm
Outside Diameter:1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904
Other Number:27.S - Sommerville Number
29-221-27 - Found in Collection Number

Description

Long string of beads on white string. Most beads are brown round and undecorated. Three are half the size in diameter. Two kettle shaped beads are on either side. One coral cylindrical bead on strand. Clasp is made of cylindrical piece of silver with three raised bands of metal.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Africa Galleries: From Maker To Museum (16 Nov 2019) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1901. Sands of Sahara.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 154View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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