A unique necklace of 3 strands of spherical bone beads, Nigeria, with 2 antique Dinka people, South Sudan ivory spacers. The pendant comprises 4 Dinka bone cow pendants. The large bone Dinka cow pendant at back acts as a counterbalance.
The Dinka are fervent pastorialists whose reverence for their cattle is reflected in their fashioning of these individualised pendants for each of their head of cattle. In recent years, these pendants have become increasingly rare.