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Silver Tuareg Cross of Agadez, Niger, West Africa

£55.00

A silver (tested) Tuareg Cross of Agadez pendant from Niger, featuring fine tribal etchings on silver. It is reversible, with motifs on both sides. A cross such as this was passed from father to son at the age of puberty as a protective pendant on his future travels. It was also commonly worn by the women of the oasis town of In-Waggeur where this shaped cross was likely to have been made, either as a necklace or as hair adornment. A very wearable symbolic pendant.

Photo props are not included.

Date:

1980s

Material:

Silver (tested)

Dimensions:

6.3 cm (h) x 3.0 cm (w)

Weight:

9.4 g

Ref:

AMU-154

References:

Fisher, A. (1998). Africa Adorned. New York: H. Abrams, p.211

Hagan, H. and Myers, L., 2006. Tuareg jewelry. [Förenta staterna]: Xlibris Corp