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Africa | Bone pendants from the Sidamo peoples of Ethiopia | ca. 20th century

Africa | Bone pendants from the Sidamo peoples of Ethiopia | ca. 20th century

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 and mastery here.

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 | Crown from the Akan people of Ghana | Velvet, wood and gold lea

Crown Akan peoples, Ghana c. Velvet, wood, gold leaf Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Africa | Asante people, Ghana - 19th - early 20th century. Bracelet / amulet (suman) composed of 8 lost wax cast gold beads which alternate with fourteen glass beads decorated with red, white and blue horizontal stripes.

Bracelet / amulet (suman) composed of 8 lost wax cast gold beads which alternate with fourteen glass beads decorated with red, white and blue horizontal stripes.

Africa | Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a spherical bead. | Asante people. Royal Palace, Kumase, Ghana | 19th century (prior to 1874) || {3.17}

Ghana Royal Palace, Kumase, Asante people gold hollow lost-wax cast spherical bead, prior to

A group of Ovambo ivory dress ornaments

Africa - Namibia - Ekipa or Omakipa buttons from the Ovambo people - bridal ornaments of ivory or horn.

Africa | Lost wax castings in gold of a pair of identical bi-facial disc beads. | Asante people. Royal Palace, Kumase, Ghana. | 19th century (prior to 1874) || {4.5}

Catalogue of the Asante gold regalia from the west-Africa state of Asante in modern-day Ghana in the British Museum collection

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