Gold in Miniature

July 13, 1984 – December 2, 1984

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Focus Gallery, 3rd Floor, 318 A St., NE, Floor Plan

A 4-inch gold pendant in the form of a mask, a fine example of the goldsmith's art from the Ivory Coast, is the centerpiece of a small exhibition. Representing a male face, the piece may depict a deceased leader or a defeated enemy and may have been attached to a royal sword.

This object is the gift of Mrs. Robert Wood Bliss.