University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 77-9-20
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Ashanti
Provenience: Ghana
Section:African
Materials:Brass
Iconography:Fish
Credit Line:Gift of William Kohler, 1977

Description

Cast bronze fish. Flat bottom with semi-circular lower fin. Curved top with triangular dorsal fin. Heart-shaped tail. Two bulging eyes and gills. Gills, fins, and tail are decorated with lines, and body of fish has spotted decoration. Decorated on both sides.


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