Mporo, Married Woman's Necklace


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Artifact Identification Mporo, Married Woman's Necklace   (1971.12.0035)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Adornment
  4. :
  5. Body Adornments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Samburu
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 29.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 27.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 6.7 cm
Weight 483 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Animal--Hair, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Glass, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes N/A
Munsell Color Information Dark Grayish Brown (7.5 YR 2/2) -ns Dark Red ( 7.5 R 3/8) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Nakamura, Kyoko. Adornments of the Samburu in Northern Kenya: A Comprehensive List. Kyoto University: Kyoto, 2005. P. 77. Straight, Bilinda. "From Samburu Heirloom to New Age Artifact: The Cross-Cultural Consumption of Mporo Marriage Beads." American Anthropologist 104 (1), 2002.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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