Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2009

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Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa: July 2008–June 2009

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Hip ornament

Image: 111.8 x 13.3 cm (44 x 5 1/4 in.)
Brass beads strung on cotton string

Classification: Jewelry / Adornment

Culture: African, Nigeria, Verre peoples

Accession number: 2008.1512

Provenance/Ownership History: About 2002, acquired from an African merchant, New York by Professor Dwight B. Heath, Providence, RI; 2008, gift of Dwight B. Heath and Anne C. Heath to the MFA. (Accession date: December 17, 2008)

Gift of Dwight B. and Anna Cooper Heath, in memory of their son, David B. Heath