Chief's ring or "mpetea" featuring a frog. Original - 19th century Ghana, from Akan / Ashanti / Asante culture. Replica is 3d printed as a wax mold, cast in sterling silver and hand-finished in the USA.
Frogs were a common theme and associated with royalty. The use of the animal is associated with the proverb "A frog's length is only apparent after death" - implying that the leadership and contributions of the chief are more prominent after their reign.
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