The Ashanti Kingdom on the West coast of Africa is known as Ghana today. This antique Ashanti snake bracelet is made of brass, also known as commercial bronze, an alloy of cooper and tin. These metals were most likely acquired through trade in European imports starting about the late 15th century. Bracelet was cast using the lost-wax method which is a very good technique for capturing fine detail. Bracelet features head, body and tail of the serpent in its design.
SIZE: Dimensions are approximate. Small snake bracelet measures 5" inside circumference plus 1" gap opening x 1/4" wide. Bracelet slips over the wrist bone to fit.
WEIGHT: Heavy bronze bracelet, total weight 41 grams.
CONDITION: Very good condition despite age and wear. Great item to add to your early primitives or tribal jewelry collections.
COMPOSITION: Bronze, an alloy of copper and tin.
ORIGIN: Ghana, West Africa. Circa late 19th century.
Michele Rabushka Lysik