Scorpion Finger Ring, between 1900 and 1950

  • Asante, African

Gold and cire perdue

  • Sight (object only, as displayed): 3 1/2 × 2 × 2 1/2 inches (8.9 × 5.1 × 6.4 cm) Sight (with mount, as displayed): 3 1/2 × 2 × 3 inches (8.9 × 5.1 × 7.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund for African Art

78.15

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Geometric patterns
  • Asante
  • Gold
  • Finger ring
  • Cire
  • Scorpion

(Karl Heinz Krieg)

1978-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Quarcoopome, Nii. “Akan Leadership and Status Objects,” Bulletin of the DIA 91, 1-4 (2017): p. 35 (fig. 2.10).

Asante, African, Scorpion Finger Ring, between 1900 and 1950, gold and cire perdue. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund for African Art, 78.15.