MOA: University of British Columbia


Brass weight consisting of a tube with a curved rectangle outline protruding from the top edge. Rectangle has a cross shape in the centre, forming four square cutouts. Front and back sides of rectangle and cross have oval motifs carved in relief; ovals form knot-like designs. The top corners of the rectangle flare outward slightly; tips are rounded.

  • Narrative

    The donor taught in a rural school in Tobli, eastern Liberia, from 1965 to 1967.

  • Type of Item ornament
  • Culture Krahn
  • Material brass metal
  • Measurements height 7.5 cm, width 6.5 cm, depth 2.0 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Donald White
  • Received from Donald White

  • Made in Liberia

  • Collection Date between 1965 and 1968
  • Ownership Date before August 27, 2021
  • Acquisition Date on August 27, 2021

  • Item Classes metalwork
  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 3522/0053