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fast ASHANTI Ring And Mold

This is a Ring and mold. It was designed by Johanna Dahm. It is dated 2002 and 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. It is credited The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

  • Coin Bank
  • silver.
  • Gift of Mrs. James O. Green.
  • 1931-60-1
  • Mold
  • wood, carved.
  • 1960-107-2

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

  • Tall Bee Vase Mold
  • molded rubber and plastic.
  • Gift of Michael Izrael Galmer.
  • 2015-38-3-a,b

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 1.6 × 3.1 cm (5/8 × 1 1/4 in.) H x diam.: 9.7 × 5.3 cm (3 13/16 × 2 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Ring marked inside, conjoined 'JD', numbered but too small to decipher; possibly 999.9

Cite this object as

fast ASHANTI Ring And Mold; Designed by Johanna Dahm (Swiss, b. 1947); H x diam.: 1.6 × 3.1 cm (5/8 × 1 1/4 in.) H x diam.: 9.7 × 5.3 cm (3 13/16 × 2 1/16 in.); The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; 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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