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    Yoruba (Nigeria)
    Diviner's Necklace
    Beads, cloth, leather
    Length: 37 1/8 inches Width of Flaps: 6 ½ inches

    This elaborate neck ornament is comprised of two flat pouch-like elements with fringes (these do not open, but are said to contain medicines to empower and protect the diviner) connected by two identical chains of six precisely-spaced beaded cylinders each linked to the others by loose beaded strands. All the applied beading and the connecting strands are in good preservation. Numbers of the individual beaded flap-fringe elements are missing. There is wear on the backs of the cloth flaps.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



    Estimate: $1,800 - $2,200.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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