- Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Systems of money, usually those in general use in a particular country. For the paper bills, coins, or other monetary items as objects, use "money(objects)."
- Pure metallic element having symbol Fe and atomic number 26; metallic iron is silvery in color, lustrous, soft, ductile, malleable, and slightly magnetic; it rusts when exposed to moist air. It is rarely found as a native metal (telluric iron) except in meteorites (meteoric iron). Iron is most often found throughout the world as iron oxides (hematite, magnetite, limonite, and siderite) mixed with other ores.
- Money in the form of thin, twisted iron rods with flat ends, made and used in West Africa, particularly in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea.
- Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
"Smithsonian National Museum of African Art Online Collections Database."
Smithsonian Museum of African Art.
(Accessed April 7, 2020):
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art,
Accession No.: 67-8-1.