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Ceremonial eye glasses. (Akan) Ghana.

Rare ceremonial glasses were worn by the chief, this pair in gold. They 
measure 4 3/4”wide x 1 5/8”high x 5 1/8”deep from the front to the end of
the ear piece. The pair are in the show “Through African Eyes” 2010 exhibition,  curated through the International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea, Togo.
Only posting because they are awesome and show maturity and skill of an indigenous nature. And the Akan people play a big part in our first collection  ~a