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 Length/Width: 5 x 2.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 1 15/16 x 1 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0166
Label Text

Brass colored metal fish. Large knob on back of head, small eyes in front with a pointed snout. "Y" shaped ridge behind knob and down back. Rounded fin on either side and at paired rounded fins on tail.