Africa, Ghana, Asante, Kumasi, 19th century / Soul Disk Pendant (krakonmu) / before 1896Africa, Ghana, Asante, Kumasi, 19th century
Soul Disk Pendant (krakonmu)
before 1896

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Creator Nationality: Africa, Ghana, Asante, Kumasi, 19th century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Ghana, Asante, Kumasi, 19th century
Title: Soul Disk Pendant (krakonmu)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1886
Creation End Date: 1896
Creation Date: before 1896
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Jewelry
Materials and Techniques: cast gold, hammered
Dimensions: Diameter: 9.8cm, Overall: 1.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1935.310
Credit Line: Dudley P. Allen Fund
Provenance: Charles Ratton, Paris
Style or Period: Africa, Ghana, Asante, Kumasi, 19th century
Context: These circular pendants were worn by important priests responsible for the ritual purity of the king's soul. The well-being of the realm was intimately associated with the state of the king's soul, which was likened to the brilliance and everlastingness of the sun.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1935.310
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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