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Collar (Onlua)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Copper alloy
  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS Diameter: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Teke. Collar (Onlua), late 19th or early 20th century. Copper alloy, Diameter: 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1546. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1546_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1546_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flat, brass circular collar. The surface of one side has incised geometric designs; the obverse is plain. The outer rim of the collar is decorated with 10 bands of zigzag and diagonal lines, cross hatch patterns, ovals and stippled patterns. Condition: Very good. Some slight dark discoloration and a corner of one of the rectangles on the outside rim are slightly bent.
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