Jul 22, 2009
Jul 22, 2009



before 1927

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Copper alloy

Overall: 16 x 14.2 cm (6 5/16 x 5 9/16 in.)

Gift of Willett Rankin Wilson, in memory of Audley R. and Edna Moore Wilson 1982.341.1


From 1822–1847, the American Colonization Society colonized what became Liberia. Americo-Liberians (Congau) ruled until 1980. However, blacksmiths generally sourced brass for jewelry-making from kettles or bullets brought by nearby French colonials from the 1890s onwards.

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