This group of finely cast bronze gold weights depicts a variety of ceremonial horns. Cast by Akan goldsmiths, small gold weights (mrammou) such as this were used to weigh gold dust - the currency of the Akan and potent symbol of kra (life-force) - between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries.
L (Smallest Gold Weight): 3cm
H (Largest Gold Weight): 6cm
Estimated Period: 18th Century/19th Century
Ex Private Collection, UK
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