A powerful African Mossi chiefs bronze ring, this appears to be like the leaf-mask of the Mossi in Burkina Faso, late 1800s.
African jewelry is made of anything that comes to the hand and fancy of the maker. But it is the metalwork that astonishes us by its imaginative form and extraordinary workmanship.
ring size 13.5 or 22.9 inside diameter
1.75"D the face of the ring or 4.45cm