Old Fine Chaplet – Tasbih – Ebony Beads Silver Inlaid – Mauritania

Ebony beads silver inlaid, agate and carnelian beads. Cm 31,5 in length (12.40"); gr. 41,3 (1.46 oz.). Beads diameter approx cm. 0,8 (0.31"). The chaplet is worn as necklace or as bracelet, but it's also instrument of prayer, similar to the rosary. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from...

Gan Bronze Necklace – Snake – Burkina Faso

20th century. Bronze, agate, carnelian and glazed terracotta beads. The necklace is cm. 42,0 in length (16.54"). The snake is Cm. 7,4 high x 12,9 width (2.91" x 5.08"); Gr. 197,0 (6.95 oz.). Lost-wax casting. The mold is destroyed every time; every object is a unique piece. For more information and similar examples, “Bronzes gan - la...