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Earrings

Museum number:
5-13346
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Accession number:
Acc.3332
Object count:
2
Description:
Earrings (Il-ti-ma-ta); two oval multi-colored beaded earrings. Crossbar in center with single button at top and bottom. Attached to head band of one strand red beads and one strand blue and orange. Length: 33.0 cm; width: 7.5 cm.
Donor:
University Research Expeditions Program
Collection place:
Gob Nebey, Kenya
Verbatim coll. place:
Kenya; Gob Nebey; Rendille
Culture or time period:
Rendille
Collector:
Jean Colvin and University Research Expeditions Program
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Context of use:
Worn by women and girls. The strand of red beads is worn behind the head, the orange and blue are worn across the top of the forehead.
Department:
Cat. 5 - Africa (except the Hearst Reisner Egyptian Collection)
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