This fine bronze casting depicts a crocodile in a crouched position with a lovely curved body, and open jaw. Fine cross-hatches on the surface of the crocodile's back, legs and feet represent the reptile's scales, with eight raised semi-circular ridges running along its tail. This piece, dating to the early 20th Century, was possibly used as a large gold weight and exhibits a dark golden patina.
Estimated Period: Early 20th Century
'Goldweight Depicting a Double Crocodile', Art Institute Chicago
Asante Goldweights, Cambridge University Special Collections
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