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fast ASHANTI Ring And Mold

This is a Ring and mold. It was designed by Johanna Dahm. We acquired it in 2016. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Johanna Dahm employed a clay mold based on a casting technique used by the Ashanti tribe of Ghana, to create a series of irregular rings, such as this one, that embody the randomness of the molding process.

This object was donated by Susan Lewin.

  • Mold
  • wood, carved.
  • 1960-107-2

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fast ASHANTI Ring And Mold; Designed by Johanna Dahm (Swiss, b. 1947); 2016-34-17-a/c

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection.

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