Pendant: Rectangular Pendant

Pendant: Rectangular Pendant

before 1951

Gold

Overall: 4.4 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm (1 3/4 x 9/16 x 9/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.322

Location

Description

Shared by different Akan and Akan-related peoples, including the Asante and Baule, gold ornaments indicate status and wealth and are worn at public festivals by titleholders, chiefs, and kings.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Jewelry
Medium: 
Gold

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