About this object

Brass penannular neck ornament, with square cross-section, tapering towards curled-back ends. Incised lines divide the mid-section of the necklet into five divisions decorated with punched and engraved designs. Design on middle division consists of punched opposing lunates either side of outward edges. Divisions either side of middle division decorated with incised cross-hatching. End divisions decorated with punched serrations along outward edges..

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Ornament
  • Culture
    Fang
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date made
    1883 before
  • Materials
    Brass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1883.
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    126 mm x 130 mm x 9 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: Torque, made from English brass rods by the Fans. From Ogowe.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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