Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gold weight
  • unknown Akan maker
  • gold weight, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Ghana
  • brass?
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 4 x 1 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 9/16 x 3/8 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0165
Label Text

Small four-legged metal animal, possibly a chameleon. Hunched back and pointed head with a curled tail and four straight legs. Both sides are textured with short scratchmarks.