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Necklace

11 5/16 in. (28.8 cm)

Unknown, Teke
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Object Type: Jewelry
Medium and Support: Brass
Credit Line: Gift of Isabel Herdle in memory of Marjorie Wildenhain
Accession Number: 1968.106
Location: Currently on view
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Originally worn only by Teke chiefs, these bronze necklaces became a kind of currency that was traded for food, livestock and even wives.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

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