Headpiece or Neckpiece


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Artifact Identification Headpiece or Neckpiece   (2008.22.0009)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Adornment
  4. :
  5. Body Adornments
  6. ;
  7. Personal Artifacts
  8. :
  9. Adornment
  10. :
  11. Hair Adornments
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 1980s
Culture Wodaabe, Bororo, Boadaado

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 34 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 14.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) .5 cm
Weight 80 g
Measuring Remarks Length includes plastic ornaments hanging off of the metal. Width is taken from the black band of fabric. Depth = thickness.
Materials Textile--Cotton, Plant--Fiber, Plant--Cotton, Animal--Skin--without Fur/Feathers/Scales, Metal--Bronze, Metal--Nickel, Pigment--Dye, Plastic
Manufacturing Processes Dyeing, Sewing, Piercing, Chased, Cutting, Minting, Welding, Twisting, Forging
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A

See p. 148 in Van Offelen, Marion and Carol Beckwith. Nomads of Niger. William Collins Sons & Co.: London, 1983.


Bovin, Mette. Nomads Who Cultivate Beauty: Wodaabe dances and visual arts in Niger. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet: Uppsala, 2001. Seligman, Thomas and Kristyne Loughran, eds. Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara nomads in a modern world. UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History: Los Angeles, 2006. Van Offelen, Marion and Carol Beckwith. Nomads of Niger. William Collins Sons & Co.: London, 1983.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Kieffer-Lopez Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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