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About 2002, acquired from an African merchant, New York by Professor Dwight B. Heath, Providence, RI; 2008, gift of Dwight B. Heath and Anne C. Heath to the MFA. (Accession date: December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Gift of Dwight B. and Anna Cooper Heath, in memory of their son, David B. Heath

African, Nigeria, Verre peoples,

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Image: 111.8 x 13.3 cm (44 x 5 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Brass beads strung on cotton string


Africa and Oceania


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands