anklet (anklet)


Cast in a white metal alloy. Such metals were often associated with Obatala, the Yoruba creator of the first man and woman; its characteristics are gentility and paleness. In a creation tale, Obatala is mentioned wearing such armlets.

Obtained by Townsend in Abeokuta, sometime between 1843 and 1868.

This object is not on display.

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