Details
IMAGE number
CVL491491
Title
Face Pendant, 1900s (gold)
Artist
West African, (20th century)
Location
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA
Medium
gold
Dimensions
h:7.60 w:5.00 cms
Description
Gold objects, always cast using the lost-wax method, are the only Baule art forms associated with ancestor spirits. Usually hidden in pots or suitcases, gold adornments are displayed on important occasions such as funerals. They are laid out around the corpse before burial. A widow will wear them on a chain around her neck or attached to her hair at the ceremony signaling the end of mourning.
Photo credit
© Cleveland Museum of Art / John L. Severance Fund / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
/ guinea coast / pendant / object / face / c20th / african / africa / ivory coast / gold / baule
Availability
Dimension [pixels] Dimension in 300dpi [mm] File size [MB]
Large 4096 × 6144 px 347 × 520 mm 3 MB
Medium 683 × 1024 px 58 × 87 mm 1 MB
Small 400 × 600 px 34 × 51 mm 0 MB
Copyright
Undetermined copyright
Permissions
PERMISSION REQUIRED FOR NON EDITORIAL USAGE

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