Necklace associated with the Boa Morte sisterhood of Cachoeira

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Created by
Unidentified
Medium
brass (alloy)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 20 × 3 × 5/8 in. (50.8 × 7.6 × 1.6 cm)
L: 42 in. (106.7 cm)
Type
necklaces
Place used
Bahia, Brazil, Latin America, South America
Description
A 42-inch long gold-colored chain link necklace with no clasp. All of the links are approximately the same size and are slightly concave in shape. Each link has a visible soldered seam. The links are arranged in an alternating pattern of patterned links and plain links. The patterned links are decorated with hammered dots. The patterns vary between randomly spaced large dots, symmetrical rows of dots, or dots fully covering the link. The necklace is lightweight, possibly brass.
Topic
African American
African diaspora
Beauty culture
Clothing and dress
Religion
Religious groups
Women
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jessica B. Harris
Object number
2014.210.3
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Religious and Sacred Objects
Adornment
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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