The lingham (which opens by sliding the top part up) is 3 7/8 inches wide - the outer edges of the bottom decoration are 4 1/4 inches across.
There are three tiny ones in delicate colours as well as one representing Bes (the protector of women and children) which is 9/16 inches tall.
Like much of the silver from my collection it needs a cleaning to bring out the gleam of it.
I haven't seen another strand like this for years...
The statue Iansa illustrated here is the Orisha of storms, thunder, lightning and wind.
Here are more, very fine, very delicate Pre Columbian beads from the Tairona people of Colombia.
The original hanging loop is quite worn if you examine the photo - It would work fine if the cord going through it is the same size as the hole.
I bought this years ago to store some of my special beads in.
There are 6 African silver rings here - in the book "Africa Adorned" on page 173 they say: "Rings, pendants and hair ornaments seen in the savannah regions today have been influenced by designs that prevailed in the days of the great empires.The silver beads at each side of the hanging loops are from Ethiopia as well.It represents the eye that Seth tore from Horus during a battle.It was made in China a long time ago to be used as an iron for fabrics.The longest tubular bead is 1 3/8 inches long and 3/8 inch in diameter.