Ear ornament

Made by the Kikuyu. This ear ornament is made of a short copper chain with a single large blue handmade glass bead. Designed to copy Maasai adornment.

Object Summary

Museum Number 196/2007/30
Simple Name ornament
Full Name ear ornament
Common Name ear ornament
Production country Kenya
Material glass ; copper wire chain
Collection class Personal ornament
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region E
Production county ?Ulemba or ?Ulambani
Production continent Africa
Production year high 1973
Cultural group Kikuyu
Function name adornment