Hip PendantLikely 1960 - 1965, after original of unknown date
19th century - 20th century
State: Copy of Af1965,01.1 in the British Museum
6 7/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (17.46 cm x 19.69 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.6.9
Other Number(s): P7 (Plass Number)
Geography: Africa, Nigeria
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Nigerian, West African, African
Collection: Plass Collection
This object has the following keywords:
African*, casts*, copies*, copper alloy*, metal*, Nigerian, pendants*, reproduction*, status symbols*, West African*
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- casts - Sculptural works or reproductions made by casting. In industrial and building trade contexts, prefer "castings."
- copies - Works that strongly resemble or reproduce the appearance or content of original existing objects. Implies less precise and faithful imitation than does the term "reproductions." When copies are presented with intent to deceive, use "forgeries" or "counterfeits." When more than one similar work is produced by the same maker, use "replicas" or the narrower concept, "versions."
- copper alloy - Alloy in which copper is the principle element.
- metal - Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
- pendants - Articles of jewelry designed to be suspended, such as from a necklace, brooch, or earrings. Examples include Renaissance pendants fastened to the sleeve and articles of devotional, magical, or mourning jewelry concealed under clothing.
- reproduction - The process of making replicas or copies of art images, art objects, decorative arts, built works, or other valued images or objects, made without intent to deceive.
- status symbols - Possessions or assets wthat confer prestige or are acquired as a symbol of high social standing or wealth.
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- On Selecting: Profiles of Alumnae Donors to the African Art & Artifacts Collection , Jan 25, 2017 – Sep 2, 2017
- A Celebration of Black History: African Art from the Neufeld and Plass Collections Bryn Mawr College , Feb 24, 1992 – Mar 13, 1992
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Frisk & Borodin Appraisers,
Inventory and Appraisement Belonging to the Estate of Margaret Barton Plass, Deceased. 7 March 1990
Bryn Mawr College Special Collections.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 1990
Page Number: 2, Figure Number: 30
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "The British Museum Online Collection." (Accessed May 17, 2020): https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection. Accession No.: Af1965,01.1.
- "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0127472.
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