MOA: University of British Columbia


Brass oval-shaped bracelet with small opening at back. Interior is undecorated; rest of bracelet covered with raised motifs. Design consists of plain and braided horizontal lines with three butterfly-like motifs evenly spaced throughout. Butterfly-like designs consist of columns of concentric semi-circles surrounding plain and braided vertical lines. Ends of bracelet have large semi-circles attached and are trimmed with bands of plain vertical lines, a braided strand and a column of concentric semi-circles.

  • Narrative

    The donor taught in a rural school in Tobli, eastern Liberia, from 1965 to 1967.

  • Type of Item bracelet
  • Culture Krahn
  • Material brass metal
  • Measurements height 1.7 cm, width 8.9 cm, depth 8.2 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Donald White
  • Received from Donald White

  • Made in Liberia

  • Collection Date between 1965 and 1968
  • Ownership Date before August 27, 2021
  • Acquisition Date on August 27, 2021

  • Item Classes metalwork
  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 3522/0079