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SMALL Bronze Male Figure Tapping for Palm Wine

Akan, Ghana. £180

Bronze Figure Depicting a Man Tapping for Palm Wine. Akan Culture, Ghana

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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H: 9.5 CM
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