Pendants for Belts Worn by Kuba Kings

Title

Pendants for Belts Worn by Kuba Kings

Identifier

2010.2.18

Subject

African, Oceanic & New World Cultures-Africa

Description

Flat open work diamond atop pair of elbowed extensions pointing upward; black fiber loop. Two rows horizontally placed cowries with trim of blue and white beads. Reverse back with worn frayed red fabric. Appealing composition with much use evident.

Creator

Kuba

Format

clothing; personal artifacts
palm, imported fibers, cowrie beads, trade beads
Overall: 6 1/4" x 5 1/2" (15.9 x 14 cm)

Date

early to mid-20th century

Donor

Gift of Ralph ('65) and Barbara Drake ('68) Bresler

Files

2010.2.18.jpg

Collection

Citation

Kuba, “Pendants for Belts Worn by Kuba Kings,” Miami University Art Museum, accessed September 21, 2020, https://miamiuniversityartmuseum.omeka.net/items/show/2336.