Ethnography and Folk Medicine

1880-1920

Carved wooden figure of pregnant female in standing position, arms clutching stomach, flat oval stylized face, Ivory Coast, West Africa, 1880-1920

1880-1930

Carved wooden doll or "Akua Mma", in stylized form with flat discoidal head, represents ideal of beauty, Ashanti, West Africa, 1880-1930

Weighing & Measuring

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a square tablet with a single modified swastika pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a bird being attacked by a coiled snake.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a hooked sword.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a seed pod from an accasia tree.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a drag hoe.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a oblong bar with double wavy pattern and single line.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a man carrying an animal and a musket across his shoulders.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a man lying on a bed with a club at his side.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a fan.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a oblong bar with straight edged double wavy pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a bird preening itself.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a rectangular flat tablet with a straight hatched and circle pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a decorated horn shaped impliment.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a man with a walking stick carrying a parcel on his head.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a cylindrical perch or shelter for birds?

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a stepped pyramid.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a fish.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a square tablet with swastika pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a bundle of tools consisting of a drag hoe, a billhook and a spade.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a rectangular bar with a straight hatched and double whorl pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a square tablet with a hatched and single whorl pattern.

1850-1920

Carved wood mortar, West Africa, 1850-1920

Red amuletic belt worn to prevent cholera, made by Fanti people, West Africa, 1880-1930

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a rectangular bar with a swastika pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a bird with a bill crest next to a coiled snake.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a bundle of wood.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a rectangular bar with a straight hatched pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a hammer.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a rectangular bar with a straight hatched and single whorl pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a man drawing sap from a shrub or tree using a sword or billhook.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a rectangular flat tablet with a straight hatched pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a stool.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a square tablet with a straight hatched and a double semicircle pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a oblong bar with double wavy pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a square tablet with in the form of a saw-tooth pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a large hooked sword.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of an armed man standing next to a tree with bird in it.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a bird whose neck is knotted back on itself.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a square tablet with a single swastika pattern.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a fruit?

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a goat with three birds on its head and back.

One of 84 Ashanti brass weights in the form of a square flat tablet with a straight hatched and divided semicircle pattern.