Soul washer's disc (akrafokonmu)
Such discs protect the wearer from danger. The radiating pattern refers to the sun, which is the source of each person's kra-the spiritual essence given to a child at birth. They are worn by rulers, queen mothers and by individuals known as akrafo, or soul washers, who conduct ceremonies to purify leaders' souls.
Gold wash, silver core, 1 1/2 x 4 5/8 in. (3.81 x 11.75 cm), Gift of Katherine White and the Boeing Company, 81.17.414,