This finely cast bronze depicts a male figure, climbing up a coconut tree and tapping for palm wine. It is possible that this bronze was a large Akan gold weight. Cast by Akan goldsmiths, gold weights (mrammou) were used to weigh gold dust - the currency of the Akan and potent symbol of kra (life-force).
Estimated Period: First Quarter of 20th Century
Ex Private European Collection]
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