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Gold Weight3522/13

Thick rectangular weight with raised designs on top. Design consists of three connected hourglass-like shapes in a row. The negative space between the hourglasses creates a repeating diamond pattern.

Culture
“Akan” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Ghana” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Gold Weight3522/10

Thin square-shaped gold weight with raised designs on top. Design consists of a circle and diamond inside of a rectangle with a line running through the centre, dividing both shapes in half. Plain lines extend from left and right sides of rectangle.

Culture
“Akan” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Ghana” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Gold Weight3522/8

Thick square-shaped gold weight with raised designs on top. Design consists of a swirl, inside of a rectangle, with a truncated trident-like shape protruding from its top. Plain lines extend from left and right sides of the rectangle.

Culture
“Akan” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Ghana” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Anklet3522/67

Circular ankle dance rattle consisting of five bells attached to a brass band. Interior and exterior sides of band are rounded; top and bottom are flat. Exterior has two channels moulded along its length, forming a pointed ridge that runs through the centre. The five bells are spread at intervals along the band and have large slit openings through their centres; raised line border around slits. Tops of bells have raised concentric semi-circle and plain circle designs; bottoms are undecorated. Back of band has a design of two curls with a diamond in between them.

Culture
“Krahn” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Liberia” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Anklet3522/66

Circular ankle dance rattle consisting of five bells attached to a brass band. Interior and exterior sides of band are rounded; top and bottom are flat. Exterior has two channels moulded along its length, forming a pointed ridge that runs through the centre. The five bells are spread at intervals along the band and have large openings through their centres; raised line border around slits. Tops of bells have raised concentric semi-circle and knot-like band designs; bottoms are undecorated. Back of band has a design of two curls with an oval in between them.

Culture
“Krahn” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Liberia” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bracelet3522/71

Brass oval-shaped bracelet with opening at back. Top, bottom and exterior sides are rounded; interior is flat. Ends of band taper to points; surface of bracelet is undecorated.

Culture
“Krahn” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Liberia” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bracelet3522/69

Brass oval-shaped bracelet with small opening at back. Top, bottom and interior sides are flat; exterior is rounded. Exterior is decorated with small circular protrusions all along bottom edge.

Culture
“Krahn” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Liberia” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Mortar3522/3

Snuff mortar made of horn with incised motifs across surface. The body is naturally curved, with a circular opening tapering to a rounded base. Deep groove carved towards base; band of alternating triangles incised above. From opening to middle of body, groupings of incised dots decorate the exterior. Dots create linear and geometric motifs; all circles are filled in with black pigment(?).

Culture
“Krahn” ?
Material
horn and pigment ?
Made in
“Liberia” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Anklet3522/62

Currency anklet. Circular, made of a rounded brass band. Wide diagonal lines, done in relief, run across entire length; carvings imitate a knot design. At the opening, the ends are flat and curled into tight circles.

Culture
“Krahn” ?
Material
brass metal
Made in
“Liberia” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Bracelet3522/58

Aluminum oval-shaped bracelet with opening at back. Top and bottom sides are flat; interior and exterior centres are rounded. Ends of bracelet are capped with protruding circles; interior and exterior sides close to circles are flat. Triangular indents along top and bottom edges where flat and rounded exterior side sections meet; smooth transition along interior. Diagonal lines incised along the top side, close to bracelet ends; rest is undecorated.

Culture
“Krahn” ?
Material
aluminium metal
Made in
“Liberia” ?
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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