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Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection (International Design Library)

by Doran H. Ross

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Published by Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History Of Art / Art & Design Styles,
  • Jewellery & jewellery-making,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Art,
  • Africa,
  • General,
  • Art collections,
  • Glassell, Alfred C,
  • Akan (African people),
  • Ghana,
  • Goldwork, Akan,
  • Regalia (Insignia),
  • Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsHouston Museum of Fine Arts (Corporate Author)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11273992M
    ISBN 100890901155
    ISBN 109780890901151

    There are also fertility wooden carvings of breastfeeding women and baby-carrying females. It was important to the Akan to have many children. The ideal number was 10! Krofrom: Ghana, once known as the Gold Coast, needed weights to measure the gold. Brass weights cleverly embellished with designs were used for this purpose. These weights were. Gold of the Akan from the Glassell collection by Houston Museum of Fine Arts (Book) The Museum of Fine Arts, This book and the exhibition that it accompanies cover the period from BCE to the 10th-century C.E. presenting more than masterpieces in jade, stone, ivory bone, pottery, bronze, lacquer, bamboo, gold, and silver.

    Akan (3) Object Type. JEWELRY & ADORNMENT () CEREMONIAL OBJECTS Load all Object Type. Date to. Department * African Art, Glassell Collection () Image Available. On View. Sort: / 33 Next. Filters 1 to 24 of African Art, Glassell Collection Textile with gold covered wood ornaments. Unknown African. Ring with Man. Doran H. Ross is the author of Wrapped in Pride ( avg rating, 9 ratings, 0 reviews, published ), Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection (4 /5(1).

    Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection. Hong Kong: South Sea International Press, Ltd. _____. 20o9. Royal Arts of the Akan: West African Gold in Museum Liaunig. Neuhaus, Austria: HL Museumverwaltung GmbH. Royal Diary. Accra, Ghana: Unimax Macmillan Ltd. Sarpong, Peter Akwasi. The Sacred Stools of the Akan. Accra-Tema: Ghana. Gold played an important role in ancient Central and South America. Ancient Americans valued gold for its spiritual power. Gold was considered the substance of the sun and possessed its energy. The Glassell Collection of Pre-Columbian Gold also includes rare and exquisite textiles, feathers, and wood, stone, and silver sculptures.


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The extensive collection of African gold assembled by Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., is considered the finest of its kind anywhere in the world, and was given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in This fascinating and beautifully illustrated book is the first to focus on this extraordinary collection, and brilliantly reveals the ingenuity and 5/5(1).

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Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. The Glassell Collections Of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston: Masterworks Of Pre Columbian, Indonesian, And African Gold. Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection by.

Doran H. Ross,/5(3). The Rise of the Akan States Akan states developed toward the beginning of the fifteenth century stimulated by the demand for gold on the world market. ByEuropeans began to establish trading forts in coastal Akan areas.

Akan states exchanged gold for slaves to clear the forest and mine or pan for more gold. Akan artist Ghana Staff finial of an antelope, a monkey, and a termite hill Gold leaf and wood Osei Bonsu Asante, ­ Ghana Counselor's staff finial of a man and a trap Gold leaf and wood Akan artist Ghana Chief's armlet Gold leaf, wood, and fiber Akan artist.

Akan artist Ghana Staff finial of a man, a cock, and a hen Gold leaf and wood Gold Akan artist Ghana Staff finial of a hen and her chicks Gold leaf and wood Akan artist Ghana Sword handle of a lion standing on a man Gold leaf and wood Akan artist Ghana Sword handle of a pineapple Gold leaf and wood.

Akan artist Ghana Chief's ring with porcupine Gold Akan artist Ghana Chief's ring with tortoises and cannons Gold Akan artist Ghana Ring with entwined serpents Gold Akan artist Ghana Chief's ring with ship Gold Akan artist Ghana Chief's ring with "starburst" Gold [ Back.

Akan, Ghana Nursing female figure from a drum ensemble Wood, pigment, glass beads, and metal. Akan artist Ghana Gong with sankofa bird Gold leaf, iron, and wood Akan artists Ghana Fern ornament for a headdress Gold Akan artist Ghana Necklace with crab pendant Gold and glass beads.

Ross, Doran H. Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Additional Essays by Alexander Ives Bortolot. Bortolot, Alexander Ives. “The Transatlantic Slave Trade.” (October ) Bortolot, Alexander Ives. The artistically and ethnologically unique collection of African Gold is seen as a counterpoint to the collection of contemporary art.

The gold objects, which convince with their formal richness and expressiveness, represent important historical and artistic artefacts of various tribes of the Akan ethnic group, who live in West Africa in the regions comprised by the southern half of Ghana.

Book title: Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection (International Design Library). Download the book Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collec Reading Free Farrier Journal: A Planner and Appointment Book for Farriers [ Client Records / 18 Month Planner / At a Glance Weekly Planner / Day Organizer - x 11 Inches (Silver/Black.

West African Gold: Akan Regalia from the Glassell Collection UNITED STATES BOSTON • Museum of Fine Arts Boston • Ongoing: The Akan peoples, one of the largest ethnic groups in Ghana and Ivory Coast, are culturally similar and speak closely related languages.

They have always associated gold with wealth, power, and prestige. This book was written in part to document the collection of gold objects from Africa, Asia, and America donated in to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, by Alfred C.

Glassell, Jr., a collector and philanthropist from Houston. The book also serves as the catalogue for the touring exhibition of the Akan part of the collection. Numbering more than nine hundred objects, it is the largest.

Gold of the Akan from the Glassell collection. Houston, Tex.: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, © (OCoLC) Online version: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Gold of the Akan from the Glassell collection.

Houston, Tex.: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, © (OCoLC) Named Person: Alfred C Glassell; Alfred C Glassell; Alfred C Glassell. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection (International Design Library) at Read honest. This online exhibition contains pieces made primarily by Akan artists living in Ghana and the neighboring Cote d'Ivoire.

Resources:: African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Smithsonian Learning Lab. More editions of Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection: Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection: ISBN () Softcover, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Large full-color photomurals convey the splendor and abundance of Akan kingdoms, vital in Ghana today.

The works are drawn from the collection given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in by Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., and is considered to be the most substantial collection of African gold in an American museum. Author of Elephant, Fighting with art, Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection, Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection, Royal arts of the Akan, Gold of the Akan from the Glassell collection, Wrapped in pride, Elephant.

Ross, Doran H. Gold of the Akan from the Glassell Collection. Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Library pressmark: AE# Become a V&A Member. V&A Members enjoy a wealth of benefits, including free entry to exhibitions, previews, exciting events and the V&A Members’ Room.

In addition, you will be supporting the vital work.From toGlassell donated works of African and Indonesian gold to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Upon his death inhe bequeathed his collection of Pre-Columbian gold to the museum. Masterworks of Pre-Columbian, Indonesian, and African Gold explores two hundred of these dazzling works, many published here for the first time.- Africa | Necklace from the Akan people; gold and glass beads | ca.

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