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Cowrie Shell, Uganda, Africa

Physical Description:
shell, cowry (overall material)
white (overall color)
gray (overall color)
orange/yellow (overall color)
natural (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 1.4 cm x 2.75 cm x 2.15 cm; 9/16 in x 1 3/32 in x 27/32 in
Object Name:
cowrie shell money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Cowry Shell Money; Africa; Uganda
Place used:
Africa
Uganda
Date made:
n.d.
Related Publication:
Feingold, Ellen R.. Value of Money, The
Credit Line:
Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
1979.1263.00542
Catalog number:
1979.1263.00542
Accession number:
1979.1263
Collector/donor number:
OC150A
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Exhibition:
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2dc7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1066384

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, steel alloy (overall material)
silver (overall color)
black (overall color)
shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 47 mm; x 1 7/8 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
Place made:
Africa
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13E
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13E
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4f17-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067239

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, silver alloy (overall material)
silver/gray (overall color)
black (overall color)
rod: shaped and joined (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 71.7 mm; x 2 13/16 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13B
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13B
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-13b3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067209

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, silver alloy (overall material)
black (overall color)
silver (overall color)
twisted and shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 62.25 mm; x 2 7/16 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
Place made:
Africa
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13C
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13C
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1493-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067212

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, copper (overall material)
brown/gold (overall color)
gray/black (overall color)
brown (overall color)
flattened and shaped (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 37.6 mm; x 1 1/2 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13F
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13F
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2dd6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067241

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, brass alloy (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
black (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 28 mm; 1 3/32 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13G
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13G
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2dd7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067242

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
patination (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
shaped by hand (overall production method/technique)
metal, bronze (overall material)
metal, copper (overall material)
metal, silver (overall material)
Measurements:
average spatial: 69.4 mm; x 2 3/4 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Senegal, Benin, S. Africa
Associated place:
South Africa
Western African
Senegal
Benin
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13A
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13A
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-b065-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067204

Copper bar, French West Africa

Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
formed by hand (overall production method/technique)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: .635 cm x 17.78 cm; 1/4 in x 7 in
Object Name:
?
alternative currency
Other Terms:
?; Africa; French West Africa
Place used:
French West Africa
Associated place:
French West Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.008
Catalog number:
77.38.008
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-0a86-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910784

Ring money, West Africa

Physical Description:
metal, copper alloy (overall material)
black (overall color)
gold/brown (overall color)
green (overall color)
shaped and filed by hand (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 61.5 mm; x 2 7/16 in
Object Name:
Ring Money
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Ring Money; Africa; West Sengal, Benin, S. Africa
Place made:
Africa
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC13D
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC13D
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-124f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067225

Trade Bead, West Africa

Physical Description:
mineral aggregate, porcelain ? (overall material)
glass (overall material)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
holed, painted, and fired (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
average spatial: 21.2 mm x 13.8 mm; 13/16 in x 9/16 in
Object Name:
Trade Bead
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Trade Bead; Africa; Western Africa
Place made:
Africa
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC197A
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC197A
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-1c5c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1068963
Online Media:

Studio Africa

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2010-09-27T19:07:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_9ucGpP9q1B8

Akan Gold Weight, West Africa

Associated Name:
Stack's  Search this
Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 5.28 cm x 1.73 cm x 1.66 cm; 2 3/32 in x 11/16 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
Amulet
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Amulet?; Africa; West, Ashanti (Benin and Bamoun)
Place used:
Ghana
Associated place:
Ghana
Date made:
n.d.
Credit Line:
Benjamin Stack, Harvey G. Stack, and Norman Stack
ID Number:
NU.77.38.010
Catalog number:
77.38.010
Accession number:
1977.1211
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-6e5d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_910818

Africa

Graphic artist:
Bowen, Emanuel  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 21.8 cm x 28.5 cm; 8 19/32 in x 11 7/32 in
Object Name:
Print
Map
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1673
Subject:
Africa  Search this
ID Number:
GA.11163.06
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-5080-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1326142

Manilla, West Africa, 19th Century

Physical Description:
bronze (overall material)
gold/brown (overall color)
cast (overall production method/technique)
Measurements:
overall: 6 cm x 6.1 cm x 1.7 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 13/32 in x 21/32 in
Object Name:
manilla
alternative currency
Other Terms:
Manilla; Africa; Gold Coast to Lower Niger
Place used:
Africa
Date made:
19th century
Related Publication:
Feingold, Ellen R.. Value of Money, The
Credit Line:
The Chase Manhattan Bank
ID Number:
NU.79.112.OC19
Accession number:
1979.1263
Catalog number:
79.112.OC19
Collector/donor number:
OC19
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
West African Currency
Exhibition:
The Value of Money
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-0e14-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1067116
Online Media:

Africa

Print Maker:
Giovanni Volpato, Italian, 1740 - 1803  Search this
After:
Jacopo Amigoni, 1682 - 1752  Search this
Medium:
Etching and brush and watercolor on paper
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
France
Date:
1740–1803
Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
Accession Number:
1921-22-383
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4b25b3bb2-33cd-4d87-ae3b-26ecad1e325e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-22-383
Online Media:

Africa

Artist:
Isaac Witkin, American, b. Johannesburg, South Africa, 1936–2006  Search this
Medium:
Steel
Dimensions:
79 3/4 x 169 1/2 x 137 1/2 in. (202.5 x 431.7 x 349.3 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1976-1977)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1978
Accession Number:
78.125
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py20416e420-5925-470f-8828-3fe6451ee48a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_78.125

Africa

Medium:
Etching on paper, mounted
Dimensions:
44.3 × 61.4 cm (17 7/16 × 24 3/16 in.)
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
France
Date:
1740–1770
Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
Accession Number:
1921-22-299
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4587b5a74-241e-4720-95bf-9ee82488b2c4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-22-299
Online Media:

Africa

Maker:
Matthews-Northrup Works  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 53.5 cm x 41.9 cm; 21 1/16 in x 16 1/2 in
Object Name:
print
map
Object Type:
Wax Engraving
Place made:
United States: New York, Buffalo
Date made:
ca 1880
ID Number:
GA.05730
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5c20-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1801096

Africa

Publisher:
Boydell, John  Search this
Engraver:
Browne, John  Search this
Delineator:
Farington, Joseph  Search this
Artist attribution:
Bril, Paul  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 31.9 cm x 40.9 cm; 12 9/16 in x 16 3/32 in
plate: 28.9 cm x 37.8 cm; 11 3/8 in x 14 7/8 in
Object Name:
print
line engraving
Object Type:
Engraving
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1775
Subject:
Landscape  Search this
Animals  Search this
Credit Line:
Marsh Collection
ID Number:
1978.0534.02.42
Accession number:
1978.0534
Catalog number:
1978.0534.02.42
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Marsh Collection
Art
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-f41c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1452672

Africa

Publisher:
Martin Engelbrecht, German, 1684–1756  Search this
Print Maker:
C.F. Lottes, 1701 - 1740  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
30.2 × 20.3 cm (11 7/8 in. × 8 in.)
Object Name:
Print
Type:
Print
Made in:
Germany
Augsburg, Germany
Date:
1717
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Anonymous Donor
Accession Number:
1947-43-4
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4e09b9f89-9e84-4791-bd59-1191f6373520
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1947-43-4
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