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
  • 2011.0167
Label Text

Small metal rendering of a fish, possibly a catfish. Two round eyes atop head and a long snout with three spines on each side, in graduated sizes. Rounded tail fin. Body bends at 90 degrees.