This decorative amulet consists of a silver square to which is attached by a copper ring a large silver triangle. Attached to this are three smaller triangles. All four have small shatshat triangles attached to their bottom sides. (one small triangle missing from right hand triangle). The two pointed horizontal edges of the large triangle are coated with copper, the third edge is coated first with copper, on top of which is another brass "cap". All five silver containers are decorated with geometrical patterns by the repoussé technique. The prevalent shape and decorative motif is the triangle, one of the most common motifs in the Tuareg "artistic canon". A leather band is attached to the silver square.

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