Africa | Ivory ring from the Dinka people of Sudan | Late 19th century | Dinka men call themselves the elite of men. Tall naked men, their bodies coated with ashes, and are very fond of ivory jewellery. Very graphic, the spectacular Dinka rings are the privilege of persons of rank. In African art, dot-shaped motifs refer to stars or grains of millet. In hunting areas, the grouped dots represent the hunter or the game.