Unreal, brilliantly worked gold pendants by the Akan people of the Ivory Coast. I don't know if the pattern work is etched into the metal or if this is a kind of filigree work made using gold filament, but I'm just bowled over by the obvious craftsmanship
Africa | Pendants from the Akan people of the Ivory Coast || Top) W. 8.2cm. 10k gold. 4,800CHF ~ Sold. Middle) W. 9 cms. 7k gold. Est. 2,000 - 3,000CHF. Bottom). H. 8 cms. 5k gold. Est. 4,000 - 6,000CHF
(Mosque in Cote d'Ivoire) Spread of Islam played a huge role in Africa. It placed effects on those who converted or did not. It also provided major contacts (trading, religion, politics) between sub-Saharan Africa and the world.