- Museum number
- Series: Asante Gold
Hollow lost wax casting in gold of a bead in the form of a silk cotton husk (akonkodee). The bead is decorated with a series of regular raised dots. The base consists of four vertical triangular-shaped forms that are angled inwards to form a point where they meet. A suspension loop is located at the top of the bead.
- Production date
- 19thC early (before 1874)
Height: 2.30 centimetres
Weight: 5.44 grammes
Width: 1.60 centimetres
Depth: 1.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The bead appears to have been made by laying wax over a core and adding to this strips or threads of wax which were cut across to produce lines of raised dots. The core was subsequently picked out via the four vertical slits at the base of the bead.
- Not on display
- Good. This bead shows considerable wear indicating age.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- See Christy Correspondence (File C)
Letter from W Sargeaunt, Crown Agents for the Colonies, 22 January 1877, confirming price of £371. 0. 4. for 100.275 ozs. of 'Ashantee Gold Ornaments.'
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Af1876C6.76 (old CDMS no.)