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Incised ‘Twist’ Silver Alloy Ring
Nigeria
19th-early 20th century

exterior diameter: 3.5cm, interior diameter: 2cm, thickness: 1.4cm, weight: 69g

This large, thick, solid cast silver alloy ring is from Nigeria. It has a 'C' form, with the terminals almost touching. The main feature of the body is a twist, giving
the ring much sculptural value. The surface has been further decorated with incised geometric designs.

A related ring attributed to Nigeria is illustrated in van Cutsem (2000, p. 80).

References:
van Cutsem, A.,
A World of Rings: Africa, Asia, America, Skira, 2000.

Provenance: UK art market

Inventory no.: 3714

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