Old Tuareg Cross of Agadez (Iférouane), Niger
A high-grade silver Tuareg Cross of Agadez (Iférouane) pendant from Niger, made in the 1940s. It features fine tribal etchings on silver. This amulet is reversible, with similar 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. A very wearable symbolic pendant in good vintage condition.
Photo props are not included.
7.8 cm (h) x 4.2 cm (w)
Fisher, A. (1998). Africa Adorned. New York: H. Abrams, p. 211