- Refers to the style and culture of the Middle East and other places, influenced and spread by the religion of Islam. The term is used for the style and culture regardless of whether or not the context is religious.
- Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
- Objects of known mass for use on scales during weighing.
- 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 Comparanda exist for this object:
Suzanne Preston Blier,
The Royal Arts of Africa: The Majesty of Form
(London, England: Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1998),
Figure Number: 123
Timothy F. Garrard,
"Akan Metal Arts."
13, no. 1