- Museum number
- Series: Asante Gold
A necklace consisting of thirty-six hollow lost wax cast gold beads threaded in a symmetrical arrangement onto a European-made gold chain. The separate elements consist of:
1 bi-facial disc pendant,
19 bi-facial disc-beads,
3 spherical crotal bell beads,
2 European-style open-work bells (nnonnoma),
2 open-work conjoined spherical beads (adweetedwakye),
7 open-work spherical beads,
1 silk cotton husk bead (akonkodee)
and a flat rectangular clasp (safi).
Smaller castings have been added as pendants to larger ones.
- Production date
Height: 25 centimetres (approx)
Weight: 143.57 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Care has been taken to achieve a symmetrical arrangement with closely similar castings positioned so as to balance each other. Smaller castings have been added as pendants to larger ones. Many of these castings are similar to others in the collection and probably come from the same maker or workshop.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007-2008 Apr-Oct, Bristol, Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Slavery, Abolition and the Making of Modern Britain
2018, 15 Apr- 12 Aug, Dallas, USA, Dallas Museum of Art, The Power of Gold: Asante Gold Regalia from Ghana
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number