Unidentified Akan maker


20th century

Gold and silver alloy

Overall: 3 7/16 in. (8.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Peter H. Voulkos



Place Made: Cote d'Ivoire, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

African Arts of Personal Adornment, Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida, November 9-August 20, 2006.

Focus on the Body: West African Body Ornaments of Brass, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 10-September 19, 1999.

Works from the Continent of Africa, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-March 15, 2020.


Galerie Walu (Rene David), Zurich, Switerland; sold to Roger Arvid Anderson, San Francisco, July 11, 1989; given to Peter Voulkos, Oakland, California, 2001; given to present collection, 2001.

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