University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 79-18-1
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Ashanti
Provenience: West Africa
Section:African
Materials:Gold
Iconography:Crocodile
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull, 1979

Description

Miniature gold soul washer badge. Circular with tubular rod down the center for attachment, over which a splayed crocodile is cast. The threadwork in concentric circles on the disc with a rolled slightly raised border, a single line with two arrow shapes at either end tranverses both obverse and reverse, no other decoration on reverse, the center tube hollow for attachment.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)View Objects in Exhibition
African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)View Objects in Exhibition
Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Quick, Jennifer. 2004. Magnificent Objects from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 14View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 57View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: A10View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Dougherty, Frank. 1986. African Sculpture, in Philadelphia Daily News. : Page/Fig./Plate: 1View Objects cited in this Publication

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