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Lot 113:

Exceptional Akan Chief's Gold Armlet

West Africa, Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, Akan peoples, Chiefs armlet 20th century. Gold leaf, wood, and brightly colored fibers. A series of many gold leaf covered talismans with the central motif a raised series of square pedestals, flanked by two claw or horns, two geometric shapes, one bottle, and several other unique forms. Size 8 3/4" H, central square 3" H x 2 1/4" W

For a very similar example see Indianapolis Museum of Art at New Fields Accession Number (#1989.512).

Family collection of an esteemed diplomat and ambassador amassed during travel and work circa 1960-1990s in the medical field providing charitable advanced medical care throughout the African continent and internationally.

Condition: Losses to gold leaf throughout.