Gabra Ornament SB.1.160

Gabra Ornament SB.1.160

SB.1.160
Ornament
Ornament. Gabra. Kenya. No 16. XIV.Y.1. Original list: "Gabra. Ornament. Brass. Woman". TPK 356. Circular brass ornament, with chiseled and repelled patterns (frieze with repelled circular patterns), reminiscent of a small umbo shield by its shape (conical eminence, in the center of the room). The object is perforated at four cardinal points. Ornaments of this type were worn by mothers of circumcised boys. "Brass ornaments worn on hip by Gabra women to show she has a circumcised son. Gadamoji (circumcision) ceremonies may take 7 years" (Donovan. 2005: 125). See "Wife of gadamoji wearing her habba" by J. Adamson. 1967: 356
Category: Belt
Subject: Brass
Location:Kenya
Size in Centimeters:
Length: 17
Width: 16.5
Height: 5.5
Other dim .: Original list: W: 17 H: 5.5 L: 16.5

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