Indiana University Indiana University IU

Culture Nguni
Culture Zulu
Title Necklace
Date Late 19th–early 20th century
Medium Glass beads, fiber, and and brass button
Dimensions Object: 11 × 5 1/2 in. (27.9 × 14 cm)
Overall: 11 × 5 1/2 in. (27.9 × 14 cm)
Credit Line Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University
Accession Number 71.78.2

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For more than a century, jewelry made from imported glass beads has been most often associated with adornment from eastern and southern Africa. Other materials are also used and valued, including the brass button present in this necklace.

Provenance research is ongoing for this and many other items in the Eskenazi Museum of Art permanent collection. For more information about the provenance of this artwork, please contact the department curator with specific questions.

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"Necklace | Collections Online." Collections Online. Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Indiana University, 2024.